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senate Bill S. 3032

Should Marijuana be Regulated by States & Not Available to Individuals Under Age 21?

Argument in favor

This commonsense, bipartisan bill ensures that each state is able to use its rights under the Tenth Amendment to regulate marijuana while preventing marijuana from being sold to people under 21 years of age or at transportation safety facilities like rest areas or truck stops.

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07/28/2018
The age 21 bit is arbitrary and unnecessary, but I support ending the modern day prohibition. Now where's the bill to immediately release from prison all the people we've locked up because they had a no-no plant? Where's that clause or companion legislation?
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MJDalio's Opinion
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07/28/2018
And what pray tell makes this any different than Alcohol. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act Of 1984 should be revoked since this was enacted as blackmail against the states. This as well as all drugs are states rights to choose per the Constitution.
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07/28/2018
Yes, however medicinal marijuana should be allowed for all ages, if beneficial to a person’s treatment and cure. The use of Marijuana is also a freedom of speech. When Republicans push their oppression on the Citizens, we are all refused our First Amendment Rights! Legalize nationally for the benefit of all Citizens and the UNITED States. We should all be UNITED in harmony.
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Argument opposed

The federal government shouldn't allow states to normalize the use of marijuana, which is a dangerous gateway drug. It needs to enforce laws designed to protect the public health. Alternatively, marijuana should be available to adults age 18 and up.

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07/28/2018
If a person under 21 medically needs marijuana I feel like they should be able to have access to medicine.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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07/28/2018
👎🏻👎🏻 S. 3032 - the STATES Act 👎🏻👎🏻 Marijuana, in my opinion is a “GateWay Drug” I STRONGLY oppose the passage of the Senator Warrens bill S. 3032 — known as the STATES Act — would allow states, territories, the District of Columbia, and federally recognized tribes to regulate marijuana as they see fit. It would prohibit the sale or distribution of marijuana to individuals under the age of 21 or at transportation safety facilities (like rest areas or truck stops). Additionally, it would clarify that compliant marijuana-related financial transactions don’t constitute trafficking, thus enabling marijuana businesses to access banking services. The federal government shouldn't allow states to normalize the use of marijuana, which is a dangerous gateway drug. It needs to enforce laws designed to protect the public health. Alternatively, marijuana should be available to adults age 18 and up. 7*28*18
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ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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07/28/2018
Marijuana has been an illegal drug for a reason and should stay that way. It is a gateway drug and will lead to other illegal drugs. We don’t need more incapacitated people working, driving, or flying!
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Title

STATES Act

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A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJune 7th, 2018
    The age 21 bit is arbitrary and unnecessary, but I support ending the modern day prohibition. Now where's the bill to immediately release from prison all the people we've locked up because they had a no-no plant? Where's that clause or companion legislation?
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    If a person under 21 medically needs marijuana I feel like they should be able to have access to medicine.
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    And what pray tell makes this any different than Alcohol. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act Of 1984 should be revoked since this was enacted as blackmail against the states. This as well as all drugs are states rights to choose per the Constitution.
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    Yes, however medicinal marijuana should be allowed for all ages, if beneficial to a person’s treatment and cure. The use of Marijuana is also a freedom of speech. When Republicans push their oppression on the Citizens, we are all refused our First Amendment Rights! Legalize nationally for the benefit of all Citizens and the UNITED States. We should all be UNITED in harmony.
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    Medical application of marijuana should not have an age restriction. Other than that I agree that there should be less federal oversight in this area. There should be a law about taking it under 21 without a prescription.
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    Please stop asking us the same questions over and over. The vast majority of Americans want legalization. Just do it already!
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    It’s time to realize this beneficial plant be decriminalized and made available to the public.
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    Let the states regulate it & tax it like alcohol. It’s already know. The only reason it was made a class I narcotic was to make it easier to imprison minorities. Nixon literally said it it his tapes.
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    I believe 18 and older should have the option to choose, and any age younger should be able to use medically if it helps (with consent of an adult)!
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    I support the full legalization of marijuana, both medical and recreational. I also support an age limit of at least 21 for purchase for recreational. Why? Science. Science has shown us marijuana is not the demon gateway drug the reefer madness crowd portrays it to be. Quite the contrary. The documented benefits are astounding. But science also tells us young adults’ brains are not fully developed until their mid-20s. There are almost assuredly medical reasons that outweigh the limited risk for earlier use (as any medicine may have more benefits than risk) but as far as recreational use goes I support at least 21. And yes, state’s rights folks should be up in arms. I always find it interesting and telling when politicians choose to play the states’ rights card and when they choose to keep it tucked away.
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    Legalize it!! 🇨🇦
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    👎🏻👎🏻 S. 3032 - the STATES Act 👎🏻👎🏻 Marijuana, in my opinion is a “GateWay Drug” I STRONGLY oppose the passage of the Senator Warrens bill S. 3032 — known as the STATES Act — would allow states, territories, the District of Columbia, and federally recognized tribes to regulate marijuana as they see fit. It would prohibit the sale or distribution of marijuana to individuals under the age of 21 or at transportation safety facilities (like rest areas or truck stops). Additionally, it would clarify that compliant marijuana-related financial transactions don’t constitute trafficking, thus enabling marijuana businesses to access banking services. The federal government shouldn't allow states to normalize the use of marijuana, which is a dangerous gateway drug. It needs to enforce laws designed to protect the public health. Alternatively, marijuana should be available to adults age 18 and up. 7*28*18
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    This is not a federal issue. Let the states lead and work it out. Then, if necessary, use federal leg to adjudicate conflicts.
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    Recreationally yes. But medically, cannabis should be available to all ages.
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    Thank you Senator Warren!
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    Marijuana has been an illegal drug for a reason and should stay that way. It is a gateway drug and will lead to other illegal drugs. We don’t need more incapacitated people working, driving, or flying!
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    Duh....
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    Look, you can't be pro-states rights on everything except this. We know that it generates a lot of tax revenue, lowers Opioid addiction, and created only a negligible increase in traffic incidents. This is a no brainer.
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    Hmmm, tell me again why politicians are now suddenly okay with smoking addiction and in many cases endorsing the addiction?
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    This is critical to our economy and prison reform. Aside from that, it puts regulation in the hands of the states.
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