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senate Bill S. 2021

Should Marijuana Offenses Not be Grounds for Inadmissibility or Deportation?

Argument in favor

Marijuana possession is being wrongfully used as a tool for deportation under the Trump administration. Given how common marijuana use is and many states’ legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana, it no longer makes sense to subject immigrants to penalties under the INA for marijuana offenses.

Cyndi's Opinion
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07/13/2019
Marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states. It should NOT be grounds to punish anyone unless given to minors.
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Kathi13's Opinion
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07/13/2019
Marijuana needs to be completely decriminalized.
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Bob's Opinion
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07/13/2019
Any person's decision to buy, use, sell, eat, or smoke a plant should have no bearing on the government whatsoever.
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Argument opposed

While some states have legalized marijuana use within their borders, these local-level decriminalization doesn't change the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. Marijuana offenses are violations of federal law, which must be considered in immigration decisions.

Sean's Opinion
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07/13/2019
Until it’s legal or rescheduled, everyone should be held to the same standard. If you’re here and you break our law then you should be deported. I’m pro cannabis but the law applies to everyone. If you’re in possession of it in a non legal state, then you are risking punishment no matter where you’re from. To give an illegal immigrant a pass because you don’t agree with the law is pure ignorance and irresponsible. I guarantee if you were in their country and broke their laws you wouldn’t get special treatment. Considering Booker spent July 4th helping illegals cross our border, I’m not surprised by this from him. Another example of pandering for votes and helping illegals more than Americans.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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07/13/2019
Illegals are still illegals no matter what your recreational enjoyment is.
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Mark's Opinion
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07/13/2019
I oppose anything Cory Booker supports. Marijuana possession, use and or distribution should be grounds for immediate deportation under Federal immigration statutes. All the rest of us have to obey the law. Illegal aliens are not above the law. The Democrats must stop creating “protected criminal classes”. PS: I must say I am fascinated by the Democrats continually placing themselves squarely in the position of protecting murderers, drug dealers, violent gang members and all forms of criminal activity. And yet they constantly talk about love for children and families. Lies. All lies.
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    IntroducedJune 27th, 2019
    Marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states. It should NOT be grounds to punish anyone unless given to minors.
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    Until it’s legal or rescheduled, everyone should be held to the same standard. If you’re here and you break our law then you should be deported. I’m pro cannabis but the law applies to everyone. If you’re in possession of it in a non legal state, then you are risking punishment no matter where you’re from. To give an illegal immigrant a pass because you don’t agree with the law is pure ignorance and irresponsible. I guarantee if you were in their country and broke their laws you wouldn’t get special treatment. Considering Booker spent July 4th helping illegals cross our border, I’m not surprised by this from him. Another example of pandering for votes and helping illegals more than Americans.
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    Marijuana needs to be completely decriminalized.
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    Any person's decision to buy, use, sell, eat, or smoke a plant should have no bearing on the government whatsoever.
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    Illegals are still illegals no matter what your recreational enjoyment is.
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    I oppose anything Cory Booker supports. Marijuana possession, use and or distribution should be grounds for immediate deportation under Federal immigration statutes. All the rest of us have to obey the law. Illegal aliens are not above the law. The Democrats must stop creating “protected criminal classes”. PS: I must say I am fascinated by the Democrats continually placing themselves squarely in the position of protecting murderers, drug dealers, violent gang members and all forms of criminal activity. And yet they constantly talk about love for children and families. Lies. All lies.
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    It is becoming legal in more and more states. Marijuana needs to become legal at the federal level as well. Inadmissibility to the US or Criminal removal from the US should not be considered.
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    Marijuana is effectively decriminalized in half of the country. It looks like a remnant of the Jeff Sessions era to concoct an offense designed to trap asylum seekers and IMT.
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    Stop criminalizing it. This is on its way out for everyone else. Waste of tax dollars to punish minorities in distress.
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    It shouldn’t be for anyone. Stop treating illegals better than citizens.
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    The plain fact comes down to cannabis is safer than alcohol so if you don't want to be arrested thrown in jail and kicked from this country for having alcohol then you have no right to prohibit one human being from trying cannabis because as far as I know no one has died from an overdose of cannabis.
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    No, level 1 misdemeanors should not be grounds for deportation. They are level 1 misdemeanors for a reason. Even level 3 misdemeanors (in Ohio, for example, it is a level 3 misdemeanor to speed in a construction zone, OK - I was guilty). Marijuana is commonly used in this country and becoming increasingly legal. Certainly, illicit drug trafficking is a different matter altogether. These "one-size-fits-all" questions are irrelevant- and should never be used to judge anyone's "fitness" for our society. That is why we have judges and courts to adjudicate these matters. If an immigrant is found to be a threat to our society, deport them. If they are just folks that occasionally make mistakes, why punish them for being human beings? I truly cannot understand the dehumanization of immigrants by our twit-in-chief. What is it that you and your cult are so afraid of?
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    As we make strides to legalize this misunderstood drug we cannot have two standards, one for those already living here, and those that want to. We must treat all equally.
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    Drug Laws Are Drug Laws - SO Enforce Them - As Such.. While some states have legalized marijuana use within their borders, these local-level decriminalization doesn't change the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. Marijuana offenses are violations of federal law, which must be considered in immigration decisions. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻 LAW 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.13.19.....
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    I believe marijuana use is against FEDERAL LAW without prescripton. Toss the lawbreaker out.
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    Marijuana is wrongly categorized as a Schedule 1 drug. Just because the Federal Government isn’t mature enough to follow the leadership of the states doesn’t mean we need to persecute people for use of a chemical used widely, and often legally, within the United States.
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    More over, legalize it and release all those currently imprisoned for marijuana offenses with reparations.
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    I thought it was legal now!? It would be like being denied visas for smoking a Marlboro..can’t have the cake and eat it to!!! Personally, I don’t think it will ever be a good idea to decriminalize any mind altering substance....wow, that’s smart!!
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    We all know that pot prohibition is rooted in racism and greed (big Pharma and big alcohol consider pot a serious competitor.) We need to legalize pot nationally and not use it to deport or keep people out..
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    Weed. Tobacco. Now ask the Question again.
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