Eric Holder Says Kids Won't Be Able To Toke Up
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Eric Holder Says Kids Won't Be Able To Toke Up
Posted by CN Staff on January 29, 2014 at 13:34:44 PT
By Maya Rhodan
Source: Time
Washington, D.C. -- General Eric Holder said Wednesday that just because states are legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes doesn’t mean minors will be able to roll up a joint.“People cannot buy alcohol I guess now until you’re age… age 21, but young people find ways to get alcohol because adults can have access to it,” Holder said before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I’m not sure that we will see the same thing here given what we have said with regard to our enforcement priorities.”
His comments came as Colorado and Washington state have been implementing new laws allowing recreational pot. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and under questioning, Holder defended the Obama administration’s stance in allowing the states to move forward with their laws while the feds work to make sure the drug doesn’t become available to minors or move across state lines.“The distribution of marijuana to minors will… will entail a very vigorous federal response,” Holder said.The Department of Justice is expected to unveil new guidelines that might help banks transact with legal marijuana companies, which are increasingly worried about the dangers of operating all-cash businesses.Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, a member of the committee, lamented President Barack Obama’s recent comments that marijuana isn’t more harmful than alcohol, saying he was “heartbroken” to hear Obama argue that states’ experiments in legalization should go forward. Sessions said the country had previously worked to“create a hostility to drug use” that shouldn’t recede.“I think that the use of any drug is potentially harmful,” Holder said of Obama’s comments. “And included in that would be alcohol.”Sessions was skeptical. “Well, Lady Gaga says she’s addicted to it and it’s not harmless,” he said.Source: Time Magazine (US)Author: Maya RhodanPublished: January 29, 2014Copyright: 2014 Time Inc.Contact: letters time.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #11 posted by Oleg the Tumor on January 31, 2014 at 07:05:51 PT:
"Oh, My aching, breaking Heart!"
"Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions . . . was “heartbroken” to hear Obama argue that states’ experiments in legalization should go forward . . ."So did King George when he heard of the "states experiment", and he went mad, too.
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on January 30, 2014 at 20:31:46 PT
I had to go away today and I didn't see you had posted the link until after I got it posted or I would have made you the Newshawk.
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Comment #9 posted by runruff on January 30, 2014 at 12:49:42 PT
PIC, an iceberg in in peril!
Keep putting the heat on:
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on January 30, 2014 at 10:44:09 PT
Senator Sessions
He is the gay without a clue.He is the only gay I've ever seen who is in the closet and doesn't even know where to find the light switch!
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Comment #7 posted by Vincent on January 30, 2014 at 10:36:29 PT:
Sen, Sessions
"Sessions said the country had previously worked to 'create a hostility to drug use' that shouldn’t recede".Really Senator? The whole "country". Actually, it was just Sessions and other Prohibitionist LOWLIFES that created a sense of fear among herb-smokers...and they have the audacity to call themselves, ahem, "Christians"!!!! In reality, they are "christians". (spelled with a lower-case "c" on purpose)So, it would appear that the Senator, and others of his kind, wish to bring back the atmosphere of...FEAR!!! How "godly" of them!
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Comment #6 posted by Storm Crow on January 30, 2014 at 03:14:33 PT
New case history study on RSO! 
Just came across this at PubMed- I'll just snip the last 3 sentences of the abstract. It is the first study I have seen where RSO was the subject, and not just being mentioned in passing! extract treatment for terminal acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation."Without any other solutions provided by conventional approaches aside from palliation, the family administered cannabinoid extracts orally to the patient. Cannabinoid resin extract is used as an effective treatment for ALL with a positive Philadelphia chromosome mutation and indications of dose-dependent disease control. The clinical observation in this study revealed a rapid dose-dependent correlation."
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Comment #5 posted by Paulpot on January 29, 2014 at 18:39:18 PT:
gaga science
I wonder how many scientific papers can be attributed to lady gaga?
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on January 29, 2014 at 16:42:26 PT
They have said it before but nothing happens.Panel: Global Drug War Has Utterly FailedJune 02, 2011URL:
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Comment #3 posted by Universer on January 29, 2014 at 16:05:05 PT
OT: Kofi Says "End Prohibition"
Kofi is a good dude. ... if we can just get these guys to say these sorts of things while they're actually still in power positions....
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on January 29, 2014 at 14:53:01 PT
Re: kids.
Minors have always been able to get anything they want and nothing is beyond their reach. Nothing.With that said, I believe kids will have a very difficult time getting cannabis from regulated stores here in Colorado. And keep in mind, kids will have no problem acquiring the plant through the black market.Kids may also get it from parents just like guns, booze, matches, etc.The black market is going to stay strong due to the fact that the stores are selling the plant for a higher price than the black market and the B.M doesn't pay high tax rates either. After the novelty wears off, it may reduce prices but I don't think the novelty is going to wear off. Colorado sees a constant tourist trade and now that tourist trade will likely increase rather than decrease.I expect more people to change plans and visit Colorado instead of other western states. I expect less people will change their plans and visit places like Utah, because Colorado has RE-legalized the plant. Some vacationers will avoid Colorado but I expect We'll have a net growth.Utah is a nice enough state, it's very pretty with plenty to do, but their knee deep with Utahans and their mentality. -0-Anyway, kids will still get their pot from the same sources they always have gotten it, just like Me and You.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on January 29, 2014 at 13:41:53 PT
Story and Video From Raw Story
Sen. Jeff Sessions Quotes Lady Gaga to Prove Pot Hurts ‘The Health of America’URL:
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