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house Bill H.R. 420

Should Federal Marijuana Prohibition End?

Argument in favor

The majority of U.S. states have already legalized marijuana in some form, and legal marijuana sales will generate much needed tax revenue for the government.

Tommy's Opinion
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04/20/2019
Hell yeah!!!! Put a federal tax on it and devote the proceeds to health care and research
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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04/20/2019
I totally agree with Governor Polis. Colorado has proved there are more advantages than disadvantages to fully legalizing marijuana. It should be handled exactly like alcohol, taxed and decriminalized. HB 420 has my full and unhesitating support.
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SirRobert's Opinion
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04/20/2019
I am tired of my tax dollars being used to fight reefer madness ! Remove marijuana from Schedule one and legalize at the federal level!
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Argument opposed

Increased tax revenue would be offset by higher public costs for health care, criminal justice, lost workplace productivity, and increased access to the drug for minors.

Mark's Opinion
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04/22/2019
As a systems engineer I have worked with some brilliant people over the years. That said, I noticed over time that those coworkers who regularly smoked weed (10 years plus) exhibited a marked decline in their cognitive abilities. They began to have difficulty grasping concepts and appeared to suffer greatly reduced performance overall. Just my observation.
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Gopin2018's Opinion
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04/21/2019
How many times does it have to be said; marijuana is a gateway drug to the harder drugs. No matter how you spin it the facts don’t change. #MAGA
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ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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04/21/2019
It’s a drug that affects your body and your brain. It leads to stronger drugs. We need to stop legalizing wickedness that will destroy families and our country. Drugged people do not make good decisions. Drugged people do not make good employees. Drugged people cost more in healthcare, police, and lost productivity. Do not legalize marijuana!
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      house Committees
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      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 9th, 2019

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Title

Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

Official Title

To provide for the regulation of marijuana products, and for other purposes.

    Hell yeah!!!! Put a federal tax on it and devote the proceeds to health care and research
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    As a systems engineer I have worked with some brilliant people over the years. That said, I noticed over time that those coworkers who regularly smoked weed (10 years plus) exhibited a marked decline in their cognitive abilities. They began to have difficulty grasping concepts and appeared to suffer greatly reduced performance overall. Just my observation.
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    I totally agree with Governor Polis. Colorado has proved there are more advantages than disadvantages to fully legalizing marijuana. It should be handled exactly like alcohol, taxed and decriminalized. HB 420 has my full and unhesitating support.
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    I am tired of my tax dollars being used to fight reefer madness ! Remove marijuana from Schedule one and legalize at the federal level!
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    The government already profits off of two of the most dangerous and addictive drugs in the world. There are virtually zero medicinal uses for alcohol and tobacco and yet they are both legal in USA. Marijuana has positive medicinal, social and economic benefits. Many of the voters that are against this are using outdated and myopic information for their arguments. I for one would rather make tobacco and alcohol illegal. The cost and lives affected by these drugs far outweigh any negative effect marijuana will present. On a political note, this is not a res blue issue that many of the “nays” seem to be referencing. Sneaky Pete, a smoker and a vet, somehow feels that this is a democratic plot to corrupt Americans into using harder drugs. It is a shame that so many people feel the need to pit citizens against one another. As a vet I would have thought he would speak to the facts and not point fingers in a political direction. We need to stop acting like there are two teams in America ( red and blue) and start focusing on working as one team. The USA team. We all have opinions and the true loyal Americans learn to work together. Maybe if more people were able to chill out and smoke weed they might be able to understand another voice besides their own.
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    It’s about time we allow for legal weed across the country
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    Never should have been put in place to begin with.
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    Absolutely End Prohibition..... We need to have another major celebration to Re-Unite The United Sates..... Let’s Make America Great Again!!
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    Just go by consensus. Draconian laws need to stop. The war on drugs is a war on people.
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    For like the 597th time. Yes. It was all based on lies from the get go. A proxy for racism used to demonize “others”, enforce Mormon morality, and give Anslinger a budget based on racism and bigotry. The history of its prohibition is absurd and it’s lingering costs are about 8 billion annually in direct costs and who knows what in indirect costs.
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    ...long overdue.
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    Yes it’s a total waste of time and resources marijuana flows into the country by the ton ever increasing by the day and most importantly Americans in every state purchase and use it voraciously in copious amounts. Stop the nonsense prohibition isn’t working here.
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    Yes. Taxes would be great and help reduce the deficit.
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    Don’t listen to the gateway drug falsehoods as the reason not to legalize. Legalization at the federal level will go a long way in curbing the ‘war on drugs’ by freeing up and even generating funds in order to protect Americans against the real drug issues we face.
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    Give it up. It’s proving to be manageable.
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    It is ridiculous in this day and age to demonize a natural substance that has so many benefits, the least of which is giving people a feeling of well-being. Honestly, if you want people to chill out and stop hating Republicans so much, why not let them smoke a few joints and/or eat a few brownies.
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    This step seems obvious given the trend on the state level.
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    Yes, and while we are at it, let’s sadly admit we like our recreational drugs. We shouldn’t but we do. I confess to coffee/caffeine. I’ve never met a pastry cream I didn’t love. Outlawing these things has never worked for us. Perhaps we should focus on some kind of control, but we simply cannot handle prohibition. We have proven we lack the strength.
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    Legalise it! Tax it and regulate it!
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    There are more advantages than disadvantages to the legalization of cannabis. We have an understanding of this from the states that have legalized cannabis, and Canada legalizing cannabis in its country.
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