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posted ago by Seanshankredemption

Tell me why he shouldn't make it a focus for 2020 and beyond.

Tell me why he shouldn't make it a focus for 2020 and beyond.
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NotProgCensored 163 points ago

Declassify federally and let the states decide. And do it before 2020 election.

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Ilanna 86 points ago

I would legalize medically, decriminalize general and let the states decide on general use.

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real_mcnugget 50 points ago

Bingo. Almost like, hey, federal gov't...go fuck yourself and your abuse of power. Let us decide.

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theUnitedStates 5 points ago (edited)

Heh. Almost like, hey, state and municiple gov't....

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JesusMaga 31 points ago

Have it regulated like alcohol and tobacco, no driving under the influence, no smoking in places that don’t allow smoking, don’t sell to kids, otherwise no problems

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BTFO 20 points ago

Indeed. It really is simple and logical. Something that conservatives heavily screwed up on in the past. Would be glorious if Trump corrected it, and yanked the one and only thing that the Dems have to run their platform on that will actually sway votes. Trump would win in a landslide.

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Hope 9 points ago

This is smart. Canada fell to that commie Trudeau/Castro because he promised to legalize pot. Look at Canada now. It's the laughing stock of the world. The pot smokers are zealous - they'll even rouse themselves to vote if it means legalizing pot.

I had mixed feelings about legalization because I have seen a lot of damage done to people; however, friends educated me about CBD oil, which I now make for elderly family & myself. The benefits are real.

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monzzter221 9 points ago

How about no. The federal government has no business in it, declassify entirely. How do you let the States decide on it if it is still illegal but "decriminalized"?

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Ilanna 3 points ago

Make it legal everywhere for medical use. Then make it so it is NOT illegal federally so the states can decide if they want recreational use. Its giving the power back to the states.

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pyropulse209 6 points ago (edited)

Fuck the states. Give power to the individual. Or rather they should take it.

No state has the power to infringe on natural rights, which drug use clearly is. Enumerating the bill of rights leads people to believe we only have 10 natural rights.

Some states infringe on the 2nd, yet i doubt you will claim that is a good thing “due to power being at the state level”

What state level shit should do is specifics to running their regional government, like education, instead of federal mandates. Education is pushing it, as state sponsored education also sucks.

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monzzter221 2 points ago

There are certain things the states do not have the power to do. Search you without probable cause is one of those things. And there are certain reasons they do not have the power to do those things. A lot of thought went into that.

If you think about drugs, they are just compounds people choose to consume. Why should we give power to regulate that to the states? Why do states not have the power to ban firearms?

Individual liberty is above states rights. Everything isn't "states rights". Some things are just nobody's business but mine.

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lifeisahologram 2 points ago

I agree with this. Even though Marijuana is objectively safer than alcohol, and I support people using if they want, living where it's legal (recreationally) is disgusting. The smell is everywhere, all the time. It sticks to everything!

States should be allowed to ban or restrict it how they want, simply for how fucking disgusting it is lol.

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Niighhtmare 7 points ago

I dunno man smells pretty good.

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pyropulse209 2 points ago

I don’t smoke, but that shit smells good. And I don’t smell it anywhere unless I’m next to someone that has it.

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lifeisahologram 1 point ago

Well I don't know if you live in Portland, Eugene, or Las Vegas, but I definitely smell it everywhere in those places.

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Do_u_ev3n_lift 13 points ago

That would seal the deal for 2020. The dems would be left with their mouths hanging open saying, "That was our move".

Declassify would please most, and it isn't federally "legalizing" which would be yet another example of the federal government taking power away from the states. Historians will remember that the size & scope of the federal govt used to be flipped up until Lincoln. To free the slaves from the democrats, he had to increase the size and expand federal power bigly. if it was 80/20 states/federal, its probably 20/80 now.

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rn10950 9 points ago

> declassify federally and let the states decide.

Is that a decision that he can make, or does it need to go through congress?

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superalienhyphy 15 points ago

Considering that the drug is classified by the DEA and Trump is their boss I don't see why he can't do it unilaterally

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Sabot_MBT 2 points ago

It's just like DACA, an executive order to specifically not enforce an extant law. The problem with that is that a future president can use an executive order to remove a previous executive order.

Unless that president is being blocked by a 9th circuit judge or a supreme court decision.

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chelbull 1 point ago

doubt a president would take executive action to recriminalize pot after it was decriminalized. that’s bad politics right there

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HerrGank 5 points ago

CNN: Investigation launched to determine who stole half of Sanders supporters.

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Barbs 2 points ago

The follow up report would be: “And what the hell happened to the libertarians?”

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theUnitedStates 1 point ago

I'm hoping he's saving a bunch of goodies (like this would be) for next year.

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eagletrump2020 1 point ago

It would make a wonderful October surprise...states rights and weed, what a combination!

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YuugeNews 51 points ago

I don't touch the stuff, but I don't see why you can't...

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makinguphistory 10 points ago

You should every once in awhile. Twice per year. It's like a cleansing for your brain.

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M28_20 4 points ago

Agreed.

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pyropulse209 2 points ago

Nonsense. Some people don’t need it. And if I do it, it’s for fun.

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Hope 2 points ago

Some people can't handle the THC, esp. the strong stuff.

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leonfire99 3 points ago

The only caveat is that law enforcement would have trouble proving people were driving under the influence. Otherwise it seems reasonable to allow but treat like cigarettes.

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MAGAIowa 2 points ago

There's a market waiting to make it reliable. No financial incentive to do so yet.

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pyropulse209 2 points ago (edited)

State enforced bullshit is not a market incentive.

Driving high isn’t even a problem.

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AslanFan 1 point ago

All they would have to do is carry a bag of Doritos around with them. If the driver can get through questioning without saying, "Are you going to open those, or what?", then they pass.

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TheChancre 1 point ago

A field sobriety test for THC is easy. The officer slowly unwraps a Little Debbie snack cake and watches the reaction of the motorist in question. Will work every time.

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Examiner707 44 points ago

I've never smoked anything in my entire 30+ years of existence and think it's a dumb thing to do to your body but I'm a libertarian and have voted for the pro marijuana legalization every chance I've gotten.

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MemesofOurFathers 14 points ago

Same! Well, conservative and have tried it. Not something I'll do as it'd make me too lazy but that's about it.

Way preferred it to drinking too much or getting hangovers from a glass of freaking wine!!

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cluckingducks 4 points ago

it'd make me too lazy

I always described it as destroying my ambition. It's too easy to just veg out and get nothing accomplished.

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EpicTrump 13 points ago

Same here. I support decriminalizing, legalizing, de scheduling whatever you want to call it. I’ve seen how it helps people with certain medical conditions and others who use it recreationally, just like people like to relax with alcohol. Everything in moderation. Time to end the nanny state.

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two_womps 7 points ago

> I've never smoked anything

That's why I stick to the edibles my dude.

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M28_20 1 point ago

I'll give up weed the moment any credible study shows its dangerous to your lungs. But as of yet, its harmless

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cluckingducks 6 points ago

Dude. ANYTHING, (dust of any sort and smoke of any kind) is dangerous to your lungs. Involuntary coughing is your body telling you to knock it off. I imagine eating cookies would be much safer. Having said that, I will relate to you that all the people I know that developed problems from smoking tobacco, smoked more than a half pack a day and I'm thinking you don't smoke that equivalent.

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BTFO 2 points ago

Use a dry herb vape (i.e. Arizer Solo 2) and you’re good to go!

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pyropulse209 1 point ago

Because coughing isn’t indicative of something negative.

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TrumpFortyFive 36 points ago

Not for me, but I won't stop thee.

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PremiumPatriotPepe 16 points ago

If only the leftists could get this general idea through their heads! Yet everything they disagree with must be wiped off the face of the earth! Sad!

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Seanshankredemption [S] 8 points ago

That's one of the reasons I started this thread. I knew it would be a somewhat divisive topic, but I wanted to show the world how two differing views can cooperate with each other.

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BTFO 7 points ago

I’m glad you did. It’s something that needs to be discussed and considered. Older folk endured decades of anti-Cannabis propaganda, hence why we still have some people that don’t want it legalized. When in all reality, it’s much much less harsh and safer than alcohol and cigarettes, yet people in some states are still tossed in jail for it. If someone wants to grow and utilize a harmless plant in the comfort of their home, they should be allowed to.

Write the WhiteHouse with how you feel about it! Tweet about it to the President. Get the word out. Trumplicans/Conservatives can be pro legalization as well. Enough with the police state/constant government intervention. This is America. Land of the FREE.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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Hope 2 points ago

My parents were very anti pot for years! Now they have a small grow op in their basement, LOL, herbs drying upstairs that "give the house an interesting aroma" & we are making our own CBD tinctures, oils & creams for medicinal use.

We have all experienced health benefits from using it medicinally. As for using it to get high, I don't want to meet someone driving on the highway high or drunk. Moderation is the key.

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BTFO 1 point ago

Ha that’s awesome! And I agree. Moderation with anything is key!

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TampaMAGA 6 points ago

Same with me. Hope it become legalized

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redditsuckslmao 20 points ago

Simply a matter of personal freedom and state rights. I would definitely be on board with Trump legalizing it federally and letting the states decide for themselves.

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EpicTrump 9 points ago

Yeah, that sucks. It puts people who use cannabis into the same category as crackheads. There is a big difference. That shit needs to be corrected.

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Bmorepirate 6 points ago

This is why it needs to be fixed federally - you would no longer be "an unlawful user" to the federal government, and it would no longer be a controlled substance.

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HumphreyBeans 11 points ago

It helped me with combat ptsd. Seriously. Was a miracle.

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MAGAIowa 3 points ago

It helped with my ptsd from childhood abuse/rape. The right therapy did wonders but no prescription drugs kept me stable.

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Seanshankredemption [S] 3 points ago

That's awesome to hear, and thank you forever for your service!

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MaxLevel0 11 points ago

I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do any non-prescribed drugs.

But until you're stoned on my front lawn, I don't care what you do.

Legalize it, tax it, and get over it.

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VoterIDMatters 11 points ago

Um

I noticed you said tax it

Taxation is theft

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QPlus2020 7 points ago

You spelled slavery wrong

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VoterIDMatters 6 points ago

you spelled you spelled slavery wrong right

And you’re right

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UnmoderatedCaucus 11 points ago

I definitely think it should be federally legalized and left up to the states.

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Magajuana_2020 10 points ago

Trump has already legalized hemp through the farm bill....he is most likely going to win 2020 without the cannabis issue. Taking decriminalization from the Democrats promising to legalize/decriminalize it federally, would seal his presidency and he’d go down as the greatest president ever, in many peoples mind.

Trump, the founding father 2.0, who also legalized cannabis. MAGAJUANA!!!

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BTFO 1 point ago

Love the name!

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Murph 10 points ago

I personally don’t smoke it anymore, but people have the right to do it if they chose. Out here in cuckistain where I live it’s legal so it’s all over the place. Too many lives have been ruined over wanting to get high off a mostly harmless drug (well, watch out doritos) look up kyle myers for an example. They destroyed over $400,000 in guns that he owned all because he had a little weed, now his second amendment right is vanished. Total bullshit.

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MemesofOurFathers 8 points ago

It's evil, especially when alcohol takes so many lives, is addictive, and requires quite a chemical process to make. Weed... You just grow. And I don't partake myself either.

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BTFO 4 points ago

Indeed. People should be allowed to grow a naturally occurring harmless plant in the comfort of their own home if they like. This is America isn’t it? Land of the free? Sick of the government intervention into everything.

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pyropulse209 1 point ago

Food takes a chemical process to make..... I seriously don’t understand why even bring that up. It is utterly irrelevant.

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IcculusBased9 9 points ago

Masspede here, it's already legal up here, and recreational dispensaries are opening up all over. They are crazy busy. Lines of cars, overflowing lots, people traveling from all over. Some have satellite lots and shuttles. What I'm saying is, it is a CASH COW. Someone is going to be getting a shit ton of cash to infuse into politics, and my guess is it won't be going to the right. All liberal states will legalize it, and fatten their war chests when they get wind of the bonanza happening up here.

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27Sandino 9 points ago

I think weed is harmful, I personally can't smoke cause then I can't stop, but I agree it should be legal.

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ADeplorableTester 8 points ago

Legal, controlled, sold only at certain places, and taxed. Everybody wins.

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MAGAkinzu 8 points ago

This is the one and only thing my terrible state 'that shall not be named' has done correctly... I think if trump were to pull out a surprise reschedule/deschedule ahead of 2020, that it'd pretty much guarantee re-election. Here's hoping!

It'd also be kind of funny to watch salty libs twist themselves into knots over this and overnight start sounding like Sessions.

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molecularpimpin 7 points ago

It should be tax-free. Taxation is theft

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lifeisahologram 2 points ago

I think it's only harmful if someone has an addictive personality, and then it's not really the weed, but the individual.

That said, weed smells like shit and I hate it lol

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Crimson_Identity 2 points ago

Mmmm, I love the smell of some sticky buds...

You know what's amazing tho? We both support Trump, and can disagree without going at eachothers throats.

Have a great day, brother!

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lifeisahologram 2 points ago

True, maga all day erryday!

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queenicarius 7 points ago

Trump made a deal with Cory Gardner to legalize medical and let states decide on recreational. https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/13/cory-gardner-trump-marijuana-protections/103509/ Maybe it will happen right before election.

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20KAG20 7 points ago

I’ve been hoping Trump jumped on legalization before 2020 to get the moderate vote.

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BTFO 4 points ago

He totally should. It’s the only thing the Dems have to run on. #Trump42020

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MAGAIowa 2 points ago

Trump has said he'll sign it if it reaches his desk. It's up to the house and senate to make it happen.

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Vegans4Trump 7 points ago

My favorite thing to do is get high and browse thedonald

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Gunsareforfun 6 points ago

Decriminalize and watch the libtears flow.

B-b-b-ut MUH BERNIE

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Seanshankredemption [S] 2 points ago

Here for the REEEEEEE's?

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BTFO 2 points ago

Deport! Back over the wall you go!

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-EricCiaramella- 5 points ago

I think it's hilarious that as an NH resident I can go across the border into MA to hit a dispensary and legally purchase weed for recreational use...but to do that I have to leave my daily carry behind because THAT'S illegal.

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BTFO 3 points ago

It really is back-asswards. Cannabis is something that the US government really screwed up. It should’ve never been made illegal. It was all about control and whom was influencing politics (Big Pharma/Alcohol/Tobacco/Prisons)... and it was all legitimized by constant anti-Cannabis propaganda being pushed.

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Hope 3 points ago

Before 1937 cannabis was regularly prescribed by US doctors. The name was changed to marijuana, it was made illegal & the propaganda was started by the usual suspects you named.

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Dann 1 point ago

Hoping to make the MA > NH jump in my future. Envious of what you can own up there vs here.

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Goodscumbagbrian 4 points ago

I support legalizing because it will help to choke out the cartels. But at the same time I don't want the filthy government to get control over it because you know they will increase taxes on it over time like they did with tobacco.

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556Carbine 1 point ago

Choking out the Cartels is a pipe dream (no pun intended). While they still make a goodly amount of cash from weed, they have diversified. Meth, heroin, human trafficking, money laundering, and a shitload of other illegal enterprises are there to fill the void. More meth is made in Mexico now than was EVER made in trailer parks by toothless rednecks. Here on the border a pound of weed is cheap. Economics of scale make it far more profitable for the same mules to hump a backpack full of meth than a backpack full of weed. An SUV stuffed with weed might be worth 100K. That same SUV stuffed with meth or fentanyl is worth millions.

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MacwellX 4 points ago

ElderPede here: Whatever they do, it must be market driven. I have a medical card and the price the State charges is way over the top. Even counting for inflation, the price for an once shouldn't be more than $100.00/OZ. I would pay $480.00 if bought from the State. $480.00? That may not be a big deal to someone who's still working, but to me, (on a fixed income) it's a lot.

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Warren_Puffitt 1 point ago (edited)

Ditto here (66). Florida MMJ patient. The problem here with pricing I believe is multi-faceted. 1) Vertical integration business model imposed by the state adds cost due to the inability to outsource any part of their production or importing any product from an outside source; 2) at this early stage of the program's maturity, demand continues to outpace supply - coincidentally due to 1) above. These factors, No. 2 in particular inflate the cost of product to the consumer/patient.

The only way that I can reasonably afford it is to use a single dispensary that offers a 20% Veteran discount and another 10% for loyalty points accumulation.

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SmokeDopeDank 4 points ago

I used to love weed. I still do but I used to too.

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Seanshankredemption [S] 3 points ago

Username checks out.

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BTFO 2 points ago (edited)

Trump 42020!

Make Cannabis Great Again!

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Nobodyknows8484 4 points ago

Cannabis is a wonderful wonderful thing. Free the buds! If GEOTUS decriminalized it on the federal level, it would be a landslide win for him.

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Barbs 1 point ago

I actually can’t believe that Obama never rescheduled it. I guess he was afraid he’d be ridiculed as a stereotype or something, lol. That guy was so bad he couldn’t even find the easy wins.

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BTFO 1 point ago

Agreed.

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WomenforTrump 4 points ago

Decriminalization is a no-brainer. It frees up federal resources and generates revenue. It is a great alternative to opioids.

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BTFO 1 point ago

100 Agree!

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Constitutionalist 4 points ago

I'm 63 years old and I support full Federal marijuana legalization with no exceptions besides age.

I've smoked it daily for 45 years, have all my mental faculties and no health issues from it.

Everything you have ever heard about pot is wrong. Even the new "stronger" varieties. Edibles are the only thing I would be cautious about.

Legalisation would allow regular citizens to grow it, sell it, cook with it, open pot bars and restaurants, brew beer with it, make alcohol with it, creating millions of jobs beyond the farming aspects.

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BTFO 1 point ago

That’s amazing. Thank you for your comment. I didn’t touch it for years due to all of the anti-Cannabis propaganda and ill-informed people saying it was basically the devils lettuce lol. Tried it for first time last year and boy was I wrong. Such an interesting and amazing plant.

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Barbs 3 points ago (edited)

I’m goin on about thirty years myself, and I also still have all my mental faculties. In fact I’ve found that once my brain rewired itself around the “haze” from smoking cannabis, it’s a very thoughtful drug.

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yPree 3 points ago

Legalize marijuana. Trump would be legendary.

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Cavemantrump 3 points ago (edited)

It is curing cancer .. Soooo there That.??

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theUnitedStates 3 points ago

Just got through tapering and smoked my last bowl on Monday!

Absolutely more healthy that alcohol in just about every single way.

And, easy to quit when you're not in the mood anymore!

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Eurorack 3 points ago

If Trump makes this a campaign promise, he will pull so many votes from the left.

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DarthFuckinVader 3 points ago

Yo ho! This is my first post here!!! AHHHHH ITS SO MUCH .WIN!

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Orange 3 points ago

Trump should just do it. He wouldn’t lose any support from it. Probably the only Republican who’s ever had the political capital to get it done.

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carl 3 points ago (edited)

rippin bong right now son. MAGA

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ComeOnPeople 3 points ago

I would like to give additional upvotes for this one.

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GetMeOutOfCanada 3 points ago

It should be up to the states to determine that. However y’all should prob make immigration reform first. Desperately needed!!

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skygz 3 points ago

NY GOP is fighting legalization. They could win even in this state but they're trying to lose.

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JonoftheDeD 3 points ago

Been a pro-weed Trumpaholic since Jun 2016.

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MAGAWookie 3 points ago

My wife and I love Trump and weed. As long as huge companies don't get control I'm all in bro

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BTFO 1 point ago

Heck yes. Growing a harmless plant in the comfort of your own home should be LEGAL. Fu** big government.

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BTFO 3 points ago

I am 100% Trumplican, and I am also 100% for federal level legalization across the board (medical, recreational, and growing your own at home). This plant is harmless, less damaging than alcohol, and provides quite a few medical benefits for some people. There’s no reason it should be illegal while things such as alcohol and cigarettes are legal. This is America, not communist China. Not to mention, the Democrats only have one good thing to run on right now and that is cannabis legalization. Oh how glorious it would be if Trump yanked that out from under them!

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Rxking 2 points ago

House passed the MORE act I’m pretty sure it will die in the senate. I got a ton of weed stock though. I’m sure if he ran on it he can gets tons of millennial voters in swing states

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MagaMagaMagaMaga 2 points ago

It should be legal. If Trump legalizes, he will get a lot of undecided voters behind him. It needs to happen.

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Marshall 2 points ago

I'm certainly not PRO Cannibus. I think it's foolish for the most part. However; I also think it should be treated like any other drug. If there is evidence of a benefit, then use it sparingly.

As far as legalization, again, the abuse is the problem like it is with alcohol.

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Donald 2 points ago

It’s such an obvious and easy thing to do. Imagine the look on Biden’s face when Truno is more progressive than Biden is on this issue.

Would save us so much money too if he also pardons (or idk if that’s the right term) a group of people who are currently locked up for NON-VIOLENT marijuana only related crimes.

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TheXthDoctor 2 points ago

Make it a campaign issue? Sure, why not?

Make it a focus? Ehh,... there'll be bigger priorities going into the election. The economy specifically has the potential to turn votes to Trump more than anything else.

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ncc6206 2 points ago

Not my cup of tea and if still illegal then still should be prosecuted. Now on the other hand, since my wife has had cancer, I would have her take anything to make her feel better. I believe legalizing marijuana has a better chance being legal medicinally than it would recreationally in more conservative states.

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Sudowudo88 2 points ago

I would be surprised if the Dems would give him that win even if he endorsed it. It would be nice though.

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Robin 2 points ago

It should be up to the states. Federal government shouldn’t be worrying about it.

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Warren_Puffitt 2 points ago

Our country is 50 states that presumably self-govern via their own voters. As with other Trump initiatives, he believes in efficiency and good common sense approach. I believe that most rational people believe that the federal cannabis prohibition (Sched. 1 classification) is fucked bc a) it is based on largely false information, and b) it prevents states from truly self-governing when the laws voters enact are in conflict with the half-century old federal law that was created under entirely different circumstances with zero scientific data to support it.

I am a hard-core Trumpian Pede, retired career US Military professional who has spent his entire adult life defending our freedom and the US Constitution, a MMJ patient for a variety of ailments, but also I just love to smoke weed. Take me for what I am, or don't - I'll respect you just the same.

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SilentWeaponQuietWar 2 points ago

Trump needs to legalize it and take the wind out of all the sails. But I respect his personal background with being against drugs and alcohol in general. That said, fucking legalize it! Before 2020!

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TRUMPTRAINTODC 2 points ago

Absolutely let’s let the states decide !! States rights

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BonerDonor 2 points ago

Allowing CBD and industrial hemp was a huge step forward.

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kaluahmon 2 points ago (edited)

Canabis has been proven to be a cheaper, safer, and healthier alternative to the medications that I take for a chronic illness that I have. I don't want to get high, I just want to be well :(

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Constitutionalist 2 points ago

Exactly, I have arthritis and smoke for pain as well as recreationally.

I can't get high until the pain is gone. Once the pain is tolerable, I start to get a buzz.

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Loocid36 2 points ago

I SMOKE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

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JesusisKing 2 points ago

LEAVE IT FOR THE STATES!

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no2030 2 points ago

In the long-term, it has devastating health consequences for individuals and society. In addition to being a gateway drug (you keep needing a bigger high), it causes lack of energy and drive. It destroys mental health. The Romans thought lead-lined water pipes were safe to drink from.

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BTFO 1 point ago

The only way you need a “stronger high” is if you’re smoking it all day every day, and destroying your tolerance levels. Even then, no one is getting the urge to do crack just because weed “isn’t strong enough”. This sounds like it came straight from a 1960s devils lettuce propaganda commercial.

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BTFO 2 points ago

Read all of those, and none of them prove your point. Nothing in those articles show proof of it being a gateway drug. From the second article, it literally says “the majority of people who use marijuana don't go on to use other "harder" drugs. It's also important to note that other factors besides biological mechanisms, such as a person’s social environment, are also critical in a person’s risk for drug use and addiction.” As for the last article, it’s mostly an opinion piece. How is saying “if you are using weed, then you are more likely to be exposed to harder drugs due to the people you are around” proving that cannabis is a gateway drug? That’s obvious as hell because of how difficult it was for years to get cannabis due to government outlawing it and pushing such harsh anti-Cannabis propaganda against it. Therefore typically only the party’ers/drug dealers/criminals would be around weed or utilize it, and those types of individuals were already prone to being surrounded by harder drugs. You do realize that millions of people from CEOs, to athletes, to engineers, to doctors utilize cannabis in the comfort of their own homes for medical & recreational purposes, and they all still function at the highest levels of society and never have a desire to touch harder drugs?

As for mental health declining, all of the articles were for teenagers using cannabis. Obviously if you blaze up as a teenager, when your brain is still developing, it’s probably going to have adverse side affects. No different than alcohol or cigarettes. Hence why people generally say to never touch cannabis until you’re 25+ years old.

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majorhallux 2 points ago

he should do it BEFORE the election because whoever is the Dimwit candidate is going to push it hard as a campaign promise...take that ammo from them before they have a chance to use it.

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Biglymike 1 point ago

Do this and watch the MAGA signs on 420 Made America Green Again I'm gonna make green MAGA hats with that slogan

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bleh19799791 1 point ago

We need to support more federal research. I have read a study linking autism to fathers who smoke pot.

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eviantears 1 point ago

MAGAjuana NOW!!!!

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redtaboo 1 point ago

What about meth? Sweet, sweet speed to smoke while banning republicans on reddit.

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ExposeCorruption 1 point ago

SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY BBY HOW CAN WE EXTRADITE THE GOOD KUSH FROM CALI WITHOUT THE LIBS SOMEONE WITH A POLY SCI DEGREE WEIGH IN HERE

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AwakeAwareNow 1 point ago (edited)

Many don't do drugs or drink alcohol.. it alters your state and are prone to control. I wish others wouldn't do it (not including medical use) but I wish people didn't smoke cigarettes either. I liked it illegal better. .. less people drove DUI on pot. And I didn't use to smell it in parking lots. And there seems to be more people in general doing drugs. sooo.. I'm not really a fan. I'd be okay if it was kept in your home. But people don't do that.. so I'm not for it.

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LasGatosPantalones 5 points ago

I don't drink but have zero problem with anyone that wants to.

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BTFO 2 points ago

People should be allowed to do as they please on the comfort of their own home. I’ve got no problem with someone wanting to grow or utilize cannabis in their own home. As for DUIs, after recreational legalization, those states saw a very slight increase in traffic related deaths, and those numbers have since returned to normal. Unless we’re going to be a police state with government control over everything everyone does, and not give individuals the right to make their own decisions, I’m not too sure why it should stay illegal.

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Constitutionalist 1 point ago

The one thing I have learned about it is that it is all about how little you can do and still get off and not about how much you can do and still survive!

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Crannfeldinga 1 point ago

Leave it to the states, for sure--I don't support drugs tbh, but it's not the feds' place to do anything about it.

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Deeplorable_Infidel 1 point ago

Don't smoke it, never liked it, but 100% for legalization.

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Constitutionalist 1 point ago

I've smoked every day for 50 years and frankly there is no adverse effect that I notice!

Laugh if you will but I'm 64 and still have more hair and darker hair than my two straightedge younger brothers.

Trump would win a huge bipartisan demographic, the prison system would see a huge savings, crime would decrease, new businesses would be started.

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Hirodante86 1 point ago

Damn got me arrest me damn your trap Trump

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_Eric_Ciaramella_ 1 point ago

I cant change your mind

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Clabber 1 point ago

I use medical MJ 3 or So times a week. When I am at my lowest. Sometimes helps, sometimes doesn’t. Not telling about my wild and free younger days.

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MosesJosephNixon 1 point ago

Legalize it 2020.

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Anonymous_mex_nibba 1 point ago

I'm not touching the stuff, but I don't see why it's any worse than alcohol or tobacco. As long as it's held to the same regulations as those two it's fine by me (but I would still advise not to take it).

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Sarlaccpitmaster 1 point ago

Pro legalization but anti drug here.

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Gasbraai 1 point ago

Declassify ALL drugs, freedom means having the right to choose for yourself without restriction.

Imagine being able to buy pure, accurate doses of your preferred drug at reasonable prices (+ tax) from a pharmacy and putting every drug cartel out of business overnight.

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thisisaname 0 points ago

Safer than boose. That's for damn sure.

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ExposeCorruption 0 points ago

SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY HOW DO WE EXTRADITE THE KUSH FROM CALI WITHOUT THE LIBS SOMEONE WITH A POLYSCI DEGREE WEIGH IN HERE

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neversniffedbybiden 0 points ago

daily user, would never vote for a commie to have legal weed though.

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Keanuthepornstar -1 points ago

I tell every NRA member at the range that they need to keep a watch on people at their homes for parties, that admit they smoke pot.

One seed or roach on your property and the police can take every gun and round of ammo you have, until it is federally legal, it cannot be tolerated in the slightest.

Don't let pro weed people in your house or on your property. Ever.

"You started smoking weed after attending University, because everyone was doing it there? You are uninvited for the Holidays. Choices have consequences."

When they are full grown you cannot spank them anymore, so banishment is your only option when they jeopardize your 2nd Amendment rights.

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Keanuthepornstar 4 points ago

Don't go all reddit here, downvoting comments you don't agree with.

Weed is still Schedule 1 and will get your 2nd Amendment rights taken away if you allow it in your life.

Fact, not opinion.

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basedFinn -1 points ago

Because it'll create more healthcare issues. I'm tired of paying for other people's healthcare. Once we fix that sinkhole, then we can legalize smoking pot

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USA1st -2 points ago

and here it is, all the drug addicts are getting on this

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Kaiheitai -8 points ago

Just a gateway drug to being a filthy lazy commie.

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MaxLevel0 9 points ago

It may be, but it ain't for the gubmint to decide. Let the people be free.

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Buttfart88 4 points ago

There's a limit. I'm not taking a side one way or another. But I'm firmly anti-meth legalization. I've seen what that shit does, it hijacks people's minds on a fundamental level and they will do it again and they will ruin their lives. Fact is, making something illegal does work in that it gets people to do it less. Have meth at every convenience store and you are looking at 30-40% of your population being hooked on meth.

Despite what Reddit tells you, slippery slope is not a fallacy. If we can prove Z is a problem (meth legalization), we can extrapolate and ask if X (weed legalization) would also be a problem.

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GerneralE 1 point ago

Should we make alcohol and caffeine illegal too then? Slippery slopes go both ways.

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USA1st 1 point ago

always this same argument

you cannot mention a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on the same page as pot, or rather you can, it just means that you haven’t tried all 3 of those so you do not speak from experience

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Magajuana_2020 2 points ago

Coffee, Wine and Cannabis can easily be compared. They’re all drugs.

I have plenty of experience with all of them, enjoy them all, and can tell you, not all cannabis is the same.

Some coffee/wine is stronger than some strains of cannabis and will alter your mind/physiology much more than said cannabis.

I know people who can smoke a joint and barely be affected, yet give them a glass of wine/coffee and they’re either uncomfortable or more tipsy on the wine, than they would have been, smoking cannabis.

Too much wine, will kill you, too much caffine will kill you....too much cannabis, will not. (Regarding overdose)

Coffee is legal cocaine in another form, alcohol is liquid heroin, in another form. 1 gram of pure caffiene can easily kill you, same with cocaine.

They’re all drugs, everyone reacts differently through due to physiology, tolerance, experience and setting.

KAG MAGAJUANA TRUMP2020

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BTFO 1 point ago (edited)

Wow slow down their junior! I don’t partake in the marijuanas because my government and TV told me for decades that it was the devils lettuce! Therefore I think it should stay illegal!

cracks a beer and lights up a cigarette

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Daej 2 points ago

Coffee is certainly not a good comparison at all, but alcohol is definitely worse for you than weed from my experience.

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GerneralE 2 points ago

Hrm... Actually, as a fully realized adult I have absolutely tried all 3... As well as several others.

Happy to report I am still a fully functional member of society with no addictions or health issues to speak of.

Marijuana is legal in my state and I know several prior small time dealers who have moved onto real jobs after the bottom fell out of their market. I also know a handful of people making real good money within the legal market.

National legalization would likely be a net benefit for society.

Additionally I would not advocate meth legalization.

At the end of the day I I would understand legalizing ALL drugs would be detrimental to society, but at the same time I believe we need to let some people fail unfortunately. Painful as it would be.

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Gunsareforfun 6 points ago

I smoked every day for 12 years and I'm still not a commie. Fake news

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MemesofOurFathers 6 points ago

Lazy, yes. Commie?? Ehhh. Gateway?? I don't know. Alcohol on the other hand is addictive and a killer

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Seanshankredemption [S] 6 points ago

Very rare side effect imo

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NotProgCensored 4 points ago (edited)

Like beer is?

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Pedutoisacuck -1 points ago

Technically beer is a gateway to being a soyboy, not a commie, since it also contains phytoestrogens.

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teddybearjunction -1 points ago

The great thing about living in America is your ignorant, asinine, and flat out fucking moronic statement is completely untrue, but you get to have it. Why can't we have a plant?

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BTFO -1 points ago

Boomers endured decades of anti-Cannabis propaganda. Similar to how leftists suffer from being brainwashed by the media (propaganda). Shouldn’t be too shocking that there are still a few older folk that still believe it truly is the devils lettuce.