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Slamming War on Drugs, Sanders says Let States Make Pot Legal


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Slamming War on Drugs, Sanders says Let States Make Pot Legal

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday evening slammed U.S. drug policy and called for the lifting of the federal prohibition on marijuana.

The presidential hopeful made the remarks at a town hall meeting at George Mason University.

"In the United States we have 2.2 million people in jail today, more than any other country. And we’re spending about $80 billion a year to lock people up. We need major changes in our criminal justice system—including changes in drug laws," the U.S. Senator from Vermont said.


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The race for the white house should have one BERNIE! running until someone else gets with the program he should be the only one to be considered, then WE could LET in Jill Stein and Larry Lessen Guess the rutugs will have to wait this one OUT!


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I wonder if he'd have said that if Trudeau had lost the Cdn election?

I'll fire up the bong, and smoke a bowl in hope of his idea coming to pass though. :smile:


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Go Bernie, Go!


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Reminds me of that other Clinton:

I experimented with marijuana a time or two and I didn't like it and didn't inhale and never tried it again.


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OK, i'll say it, with apologies to Ben Harper:

i'm gonna Bern one down.


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And his statement is like saying, "I tried peyote a time or two but I didn't like it and I didn't chew it and I spit it out."


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Recall how fast the DNC put Howard Dean in a box in 2004 ?

Bernie is in it for the long haul.


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Which is it? You say bong, then bowl; which is contradictory. Are you saying glass bowl? Or, glass bong, only? Sen. Sander's in 1989, in a casual chat outside a Burlington, Vt. restaurant with friends said. " I can only vote for legalization; regarding da' lamb's breath, if it is used in conjunction with the revolutionary new design of this tiger striped bowl. And, for its' use with medical or recreational marijuana, only. No hash, hash oil or combo bombo; period. " This statement is just another example of Bernie supporting the GPP-35 ( Glass Pipe Project 35 ) and not being a true socialist. Of, in fact, being a sheep dogger for the Big Glass Bong & Pipe Glassblowers Corporate Industrial Complex ( BGBPG-CIC ). His double speak has been noted here: on the following short of list of 798 Pot Purity Points ( #798 PPP ) when this Senator ( closeted pot smoker ) voted with Hillary, and against homemade bamboo bongs and wooden bowls, aluminum foil pipes, pop cans, entirely. And, proves that Dr. Jill Stein is really the true, and only alternative, to business as usual against the Marijuana Glass Bowl & Bong Establishment ( MGBBE ). Thus we see clearly, by reading the 798 PPP, that the lesser of two evils is still evil. And, settling for 1/2 a glass bowl full, when we could hold out for a whole wooden bowl full sometime in the unknown future, is the way forward.


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I have a bong, the pot goes into a detachable bowl that then goes into the bong. I don't know if it's the 'official' terminology, nor do I think any such terminology would matter.

I'm not sold on using wood for smoking weed, I think the wood tends to burn and add bad smoke to the mix.

As far as putting whatever in your own body goes, do what thou wilt as long as you harm no others.


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Ooo, an argument from authority.

Well, the boss man says we gotta...

I question the man's authority.


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For a second I thought you were talking about Ben Harper, the son of Steven Harper (former PM of Canada. boy does that type nicely.)

:open_mouth:


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"Steven Harper (former PM of Canada. boy does that type nicely.)"

Imagine...

"The military-industrial corporate state (former ruler of the territory formerly known as the USA)..."


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Plus, while Dean came out against "decriminalization" he said that was because it would "send the wrong message." But he also said to NOT treat drug users as criminals, but to address the issue as a public health matter, with treatment for any who want it, even through multiple relapses, while jailing "dealers."

It's hard to believe he was actually deeply concerned about negative public health impacts of cannabis, although he also called for a non-ideological scientific assessment of its medical benefits. i believe Dr. Dean was pandering to his own assessment of what he believed the electorate would support, and if he were running in 2015 (after WA and CO and AK and DC and etc.), he would follow the zeitgeist and pander to a different assessment of the electorate.


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In Oregon we're waiting for the Canadians to catch up. For Canadians and Oregonians were hoping Americans catch on, finally. Hillary gets $$$ from what is called here, the PIC ( Prison Industrial Complex ) which involves police, guards, security unions and slimy investors, alike. For them crime does pay, unfortunately. How's Trudeau's proposal going to break up that unholy alliance or don't Canadians have the same monied interests?


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Promises, promises. You could of stopped with the first sentence, right? And, " no one wants to seriously analyse the recurring systemic issues " includes a lot of commenters who don't support Sen. Sanders, correct? Well, pot meet kettle, methinks.


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We have worse ones, they're from your country and they want to own ours.