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    Fed's are up to it again

    Lately the fed has went back on their word, saying they maybe don't like recreational marijuana after all.

    Lawmakers in legalized states aren't talking. Partly they don't want to anger those who don't like pot. Mostly they don't want voters wondering why they can still claim poverty when you know they just found a ton of money.

    Even small places like Oregon are knocking them dead. The state made something like 40 million in less than six months if the story I got was right. They took a huge underground industry that had been going forever, and turned it into a gold mine. You think them Nevada rednecks would of ever went legal if their wasn't big money in it?

    But now the fed don't like it? Do you suppose a hundred an ounce would ease their butthurt? Just like the bastards. Let someone else do the work, then take the lions share.

    Just in case anyone's keeping score, there's been no large spikes in lawlessness. An insurance survey thinks car wrecks went up 3%. Who knows? If so they must of been fender benders. There's been no headline stories of legalized pot smokers running amuck.

    No doubt what caught the fed's eye is California. It's where it all started years ago, though I couldn't tell you how many people still smoke. My guess is even if half of them quit, it would still be one hell of a market. Probably as much as the rest of the left coast put together.
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    Re: Fed's are up to it again

    Washington State has multiple standards about many things and they are unabashed about it. For the last decades, our state has campaigned against cigarette smoking, shaming the tobacco companies for, as they had put it, killing our kids while making billions at it. Our former governor, Christine Gregoire, when she was our Attorney General had championed an historic financial settlement with Big Tobacco in 1997 to pay more than $300 billion (billion, with a b) in reimbursements to the states for tax dollars spent to treat Medicaid patients for smoking related illnesses.

    Currently, she is comparing tobacco to the opioid lawsuits against Big Pharma, one of which was filed by our current AG, a mangina named Bob Ferguson who is suing the Feds left and right to make himself known (but that's another story).

    On the local radio today is yet another spot about getting people to quit smoking. Cigarette smoking, that is. Nobody says a word about pot smoking.

    For all of our state's noise about the health concerns of smoking and the killing of our kids and the profits therein, etc., they all want us to get on board with pot use. Recently, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Justice Department policies under President Obama that allowed state-sanctioned marijuana markets to sprout up across the country. Our Governor Inslee, Seattle Mayor Durkan, and honorary woman "Sideshow Bob" Ferguson all are in the newspaper right now, defiantly proclaiming that they will defend our state's marijuana laws, that it's the will of the people, etc. etc. and as a side benefit, they proclaim the wonders of increased tax revenues.

    Cigarette smoke, bad. Pot smoke, good. Washington State is now the pusher so now it's ok.

    What is noticeable is the vigor and passion with which our local officials defend marijuana.

    Let's all acknowledge that the direction of the flow of money determines their policy and character.
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    Re: Fed's are up to it again

    Now that you mention it, there hasn't been much on the TV. Guess that means whoever runs the news is happy. Still, if anything really crazy could be stuck on some legal smoker you know they'd do it. But for whatever reason they don't appear to have much ammo in that department.

    Rather you like pot or not, I don't care. Just think it was a dirty trick for the Fed to keep it a crime for so long, and now there's money in it, their attitude is, where's mine?
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