"White House hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana"

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Jobs? What jobs? Infrastructure? What infrastructure? Economy? What economy?

This might be a little rough because this perturbs me pisses me off.

What the hell do Trump and his team "think" they're doing?

"White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

"I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement," Spicer said, while adding the exact policy is "a question for the Department of Justice."

It's the latest sign President Trump is poised to take a tougher approach than the Obama Justice Department did in states that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana."

Oh ya, you're such a tough son of a bitch Trump, you and your little lemmings Spicer and Sessions. A trio of simple minded misfits who are making Jed and Granny look aristocratic. Spicer must have been one of those backstabbing assholes in high school who stood off in the corner at the keggers taking notes so he could squeal like a pig on those who were smoking the ganja. He'd go in the next day and tattle on everybody to the principal and come out with his nose looking browner than a Kardashian in Bermuda. Or maybe he was never invited, maybe that's his fucking problem.

I went to a pot shop last night, a LEGAL pot shop here in Vancouver, Washington. It still sounds strange to me but it's been legal here for a couple years. After over 40 years of illegally partaking in the pleasures of the cannibas plant, i.e., breaking the law for over 40 years, I can now go down to my neighborhood (literally) pot shop and get whatever I want, legally.

Why was it illegal for all that time but now it isn't? Why was I a de facto criminal for 40 years and now I'm not? Why can I go buy some weed and tell everyone on this blog that I'm smoking some RIGHT NOW, and someone in another state can get arrested for a single joint?

Why do people still want it to be illegal? Don't they know it's already legal? Why are these little white men in Washington, D.C. saying it should be illegal and that they want to "increase enforcement" when WE THE SERFS VOTED TO LEGALIZE IT!?!? Who the fuck are they?

We still have neanderthals in D.C. and at every state capitol, ranting and raving about the evil weed. They still don't think it should be legal. What went wrong in the seventies, man? I was there and saw it, it seemed like we'd grow out of this back then. I remember getting stopped by cops in the early seventies and when they found the weed, they'd just give us a little lecture and let us go. Some let us keep the weed. I certainly didn't envision such vitriol after 40 more years. WTF is wrong with people?

That's why we have wars, man. It's the same thing.

Now, depending on where you live, you can get tased and die if you have a joint while your neighbors in the next state can visit the Pot Shop. It's a symbol for the country, how fucked up everything is now. FUBAR, fucked up beyond all recognition.

Two primary excuses have built this police state we live in now, the war on drugs and the war OF terror. Both need to be ended but Trump wants to expand them, both of them. What are there, more than 500K arrests for marijuana "offenses" every year? (2012 - 749,000). While it's legal for recreational use in eight states and for medical purposes in twenty states? What kind of deal is that?

Now little hands Trump wants to get tough, tougher than Obama, on those that use the evil weed recreationally. Oh, medical weed is OK, he thinks it's beneficial. Check out this rationale:

"Spicer telegraphed the administration won't take a get-tough approach against medical marijuana, saying Trump believes in its ability to "comfort" people suffering from debilitating diseases.

But he said he takes a different view of recreational marijuana, linking it to the abuse of opioid drugs in states across the U.S."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/white-house-hints-at-crackdown-on-recre...

What bullshit. There is zero evidence that using the weed leads to opioid abuse, that's the old "gateway" drug BS we've been hearing for decades. This is what, 2017? The fact of the matter is the weed reduces the abuse of opioids because it's a much better and safer alternative to treat pain and other health issues. That rationale is asinine and based on lies.

These flakes are flying by the seat of their pants and have no fucking idea what they're doing. They're just going with the flow. "Ya, weed illegal, we must sound tough". Imagine applying this type of thinking to managing the largest military ever assembled for a murderous Empire. Trump wants to be tougher than Obama, how's that going to work out with the Empire's military might in his tiny hands? How's that going to work with all those nuclear weapons he wants to build. Imagine this type of thinking relative to creating and administering the health care system for 330 million citizens.

Those that thought things would change with Trump should have their heads examined
were wrong.

This is why we need direct democracy nationally.

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potheads are in there the prison officials can figure out really nifty ways of getting their sentences extended in order to keep the gravy train a chugging.

Trump’s Department of Justice just reopened business for private prisons
A new memo rescinds a policy enacted by the Obama administration.
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/23/14718580/trump-justice-...

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Can you think of a faster way to conveniently cut off benefits than by making anybody who is convicted of a Federal drug offense ineligible?

I see the bean counters looking at those nice VA disability payments that barely pay rent... and licking their chops.

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@fight2bfree the people were able to vote for it. And that's probably the only reason it will eventually be legal nationally. Eventually. I remember reading a couple years ago about last two states that legalized home brewed beer, which was just in the last couple years. Can't remember the states, maybe Alabama and Mississippi. Down south.

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@fight2bfree keep the people who are either caught coming in to the country or are already here in prison for 5 years.
Think of how much money that's going to cost. And I thought that the republicans would have a problem with the cost but remembered that they are in the pockets of their donors and won't do anything about it.

Keeping people in prison because of MJ is asinine when it's legal in other states but not in the one that they live in.
Plus the amount of money spent on the DEA and other agencies who are involved in catching MJ users could be spent on other things like funding social programs for the poor.
And the death toll from SWAT teams is another waste of money, but those guys need to keep practicing their actions for when they use it for other reasons.

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@snoopydawg That's not what he's saying. He's saying he's going to bust people living in states where recreational use IS legal.

Laws? We don't have to care about your stinkin' laws.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal Similar to what Obama's DEA continued to do, except more widespread. OTOH, Obama's folks harassed the people using it for medical, and their distributors. If we take their word for it, they're not looking to hurt the grandmothers who are using it for their glaucoma.

Of course, I neither believe them, nor do I believe in their ability or inclination to restrain their bastard operatives once in the field.

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@snoopydawg abuse, which MJ does indeed mitigate the need for. But its far more important for good Americans to use addictive opioids from PHarma than it is for Americans to actually be well. Plus there is that extra kicker of filling up those for profit prisons. And his "base" voters just love them some criminalization of those damned hippie pot smokers, never mind that pot isn't as harmful as alcohol either, nope, it's just too important to the profits of booze and pill industry. Be a good American and use all the booze and pills you want, but don't touch that pesky little hippie weed.

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@fight2bfree @fight2bfree It turns out Trump had coattails, while Hillary showed up in a t-shirt with a Goldwater Arrow on it, and 2018 is the next chance to change that...

There is no major opposition party as the Party of Appeasement is floundering around with the failed Turd Way NeoLiberal Wing trying to maintain control, while the Liberal/Progressive Wing is blocked from power in the party as 14 million have left the party and the hemorrhage continues unabated...

Meanwhile the largest power bloc, the Independents remain headless and unfocused after a brief Sanders Love Event, that ended with him caving in to the party establishment after a Rigged Primary and becoming a Cuck for Medusa...

We need to stop floundering and find a way to steamroll these clowns...
I don't believe that 60's and 70's style activism will work against the police state...
Even China has more conscience than these paramilitary clowns we have today...
Our tanks wouldn't stop...

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@fight2bfree Because if they did we would have been well on our way to single payer in 2008, among many other things.

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But putting all legalization under federal control let's the big boys soak up the profits.
When medical became legal in Michigan (2008), I came in from the world of gorilla growing. I didn't do it for money, but for the health benefits of myself and others.
I'll gladly go back to being an outlaw before they make me stop.
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@Pricknick It would be inadvisable for them to use their ugly little surveillance network to try and take down all the outlaws. That would go over badly. However, over the past year I've thought that inciting large-scale riots, and perhaps even insurrection, is what they're going for.

It would make this move make sense. Not much else does. Protecting Big Pharma's profits, sure--but isn't Big Pharma licking its lips, ready to take over from marijuana entrepreneurs, and make weed corporate?

No, there's only two reasons I can think of to do this: one, to keep the prison population up, and provide cheap labor (perhaps in replacement for all those frightened immigrants); two, because they actually want widespread violence in the streets.

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…have something to do with curbing the People's access. But something tells me it's about the need for authoritarian punishment, in large part.

The marijuana sector is literally on fire, but the bet is on the restricted pharmaceutical value. Cannabis-related stocks really performed in 2016, gaining a whopping 236 percent. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 gained just under 10 percent in 2016.

Marijuana Continues To Outperform The Market: Cannabis Stock Index Up For 8th Consecutive Week

February 23, 2017 (Seeking Alpha)

Cannabis stocks had another great week, with the Viridian Cannabis Stock Index up for the eighth consecutive week. For the seven days ended February 3, the index gained 1.8 percent.

While this surge represented a slowdown in relation to previous weeks, it still implied a marked outperformance in relation to major market indexes and ETFs like the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the PowerShares Trust, Series 1 (ETF), and the iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF).

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Israel is probably the leading developer in that sector, and there are now Marijuana ETFs and Hedge funds.

Key is the fact that research scientists around the world are finding cures for almost everything in cannabis compounds — all begging to be monetized. For example:

Jamaican Scientists Close To Creating Affordable Hepatitis C Drug From Cannabis

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday February 15, 2017 – Research scientists say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis plant, that have the potential to provide affordable treatment as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C.

Information on the new discovery can be found in the latest issue (January – March 2017) of Pharmacognosy Research, a publication of Pharmacognosy Network Worldwide, making it subject to peer review.

Meanwhile, this article in the Cannabist is very informative re Sessions. Personally, I believe Trump will be removed from office, but the beatings will continue under Pence. And that's not such a bad thing. It may wake the Americans People to the reality of the degrading abuse they suffer (by developed nation standards in the 21st century) and their near-total lack of representation in government.

Or, not.

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@Pluto's Republic Sessions is against it big time and if he gets the chance he's going to crack down on the stores that are selling it.
As the author stated, it's in a legal-illegal and has been publicly chastised by Sessions.

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@Pluto's Republic

That's what I thought about beating Hillary. Appears there's no end to greed and stupid in the human race.

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@Pluto's Republic Not as long as people are locked permanently into the right-vs-left, Repubs-vs-Dems mentality. Not as long as we want to keep protesting the Bad Man, instead of the bad system. Everybody keeps saying you can protest both, but given that those same people complain regularly about how "tired" they are of hearing that "Obama did it too" or "Clinton did it too," I'm thinking that there's not much appetite for digging down beneath the puppet show and opposing what's down there:

Isn't the Deep State cute, with its little periscope eye.

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And, it seems to me that state legislatures, especially in those states where mj use is currently completely legal, should just hand out medical marijuana cards to all voting age citizens. It could save states some serious $$, e.g. fewer alcohol and opioid related injuries and deaths, mental health costs, etc.
And, it's just the right thing to do. Incarceration might bring some wealth to DT's friends in the Private Prison industry, but it has serious costs for states and communities that lose a family's breadwinner or caregiver to prison for such petty crimes. The consequence is even more stress on the local, already fragile, state support systems. So what's it going to be?

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Not a factor in the decision- making process.

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@peachcreek in what they do, this is mostly political theater to gin up the stupid who willingly and gladly voted for these freaks for the last 30 years. Their authoritarian streak has been massively offended by MJ use and they want that stopped, now. Never mind there is no reason, and certainly the "detriments" you point out are not detriments at all in their dumb book. Jail time, lose of income, stress on states, why that's all part of the good part to these willfully stupid idiots. And hey, if some people should happen to die that just culls out the population, a win-win, no tax dollars need be spent on the already dead.

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Gee I wonder why? California gun sales surge to beat new gun control limits. Oh yeah that's why.

The new gun control legislation, six bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, was a boon to 2016 gun sales already on an upward trend. Nearly one million firearms were purchased in California as of Dec. 9, the most recent state data available, compared to just over 700,000 guns sold in all of 2015. Sales have likely soared beyond one million guns since then.

Semiautomatic rifle sales have more than doubled. The California Department of Justice reported 364,643 semiautomatic rifles had been sold by Dec. 9. Only 153,931 rifles were sold last year.

Pacific Outfitters managing partner Chris Ostrom said they haven’t had any semiautomatic rifles in stock for weeks, and before that they’d sell out the day a shipment came in.

Booya! Good job Ds. It is already an active war around here, between LEOs, outlaws, criminal gangs, crazy-ass greed growers. Now we have millionaire speculator shell companies jacking up real estate yet again, and the cost of everything else goes up. It never ends.

Blah blah blah, the point is, with Immigration and Cannabis policy Trump can really put the hurt on California. Anyone else feel the recession coming? There are more and more hints. I wouldn't be surprised if politically the state flips again, back to red and not the Panama kind. It is already bloody ugly.
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in pharma, alcohol and probably a variety of other fields given the many uses of hemp.

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@Dhyerwolf Don't they just want to take over the business? That's what would make money for them. Stupid to keep it in the shadows.

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It would really be sadly funny to watch these FRightwingnuts fight over the right of the states to set pot law. These yahoos are always screaming STATES' RIGHTS, STATES' RIGHTS. I hope they eat each other alive. Alas, it's not a perfect world!! Rec'd!!

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They only matter when these anal retentive jesus freaks are restricting abortion and gay rights. If Obama hadn't of been such a liar and traitor, the GOP would be dead.

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@dkmich Don't forget your history--states' rights also matter when we're trying to keep the dirty lazy people with darker skin in their place.

Fuck this shit.

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They mean they're going to run around Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts and Washington State, and have the feds throw their weight around in defiance of the will of the people and state laws?

This pretty much feeds my tinfoil hat brain, because there's no self-interested reason why Trump would do this. He's not Mr. Morality, on the social front, and I can't believe he really gives a shit what people smoke; and this is going to massively piss off not only his opponents, but his supporters. Non-corporatist Republicans don't like a strong federal government forcing state governments to do its will, for multiple reasons. This is a lot more what I would expect from Pence. Makes me wonder if Trump himself wants out; stuff like this will make it easier to impeach him, because it will significantly decrease the blowback, because a lot fewer people will be upset that he's gone.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal @Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal The DC cannabis scene is starting to hit its stride. There are no legal marijuana sales because the House of Representatives has authority over all government spending in the district and they refuse to create a DC cannabis revenue cabinet. Yeah, they won't spend the money to create an office that would collect the money.

So in the meantime people have come up with different ways to skirt the law, selling t-shirts, posters, hats, tea, etc., with a "free" gift of MJ. And that kind of sucks. But lately there have been "events" where several growers and concentrate producers rent a space and charge $5-$15 admission and now it's a private, invitation only event where you can show your support for your favorite table display with a donation to keep them growing and maybe they'll return the favor in kind.

I have to say the whole scene is a little off the hook. They've got rigs all fired up for you to sample the shatter. The lack of regulation is what makes it a total free-for-all.

This is what I think he's talking about when he wants to crackdown on rec mj. It's so in his face it's hard to ignore it. I mean, the likelihood that some intern will show up with a H-enail in his backpack just increases daily, and considering the competence of his administration to date, might have already happened.

BUT Trump also named Boulder D.A. Stan Garnett to his pot advisory group.
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30760353/boulder-da-st...
That's an odd juxtaposition, seeing how Garnett is probably the best D.A. in the country to lead the process of legalization. So I think Trump is trying to have it both ways. He's hiring progressive pot prosecutors, and then telling the conservative base that there will be a renewed crackdown. I predict some widely publicized crackdowns with few arrests and prosecutions, and then a year or two later they'll do a national legalization.

Anyone who is not familiar with Dr. Bob Melamede's theory of BLP and FLP needs to go review that stuff right now, as it is essential in understanding the politics behind marijuana legalization. Most BLP - backwards looking people - are conservatives who don't smoke pot. Most FLPs - forward looking people - are progressive (by definition) and are more favorable to legalization. But there are a surprising number of conservative pot smokers. I have a strong suspicion that you can tell a BLP what he wants to hear and they'll be appeased even in the face of real concessions to a FLP. Seems tailor made for someone who is working both groups.

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@bondibox I hope so. but the problem is, once you say you're gonna let the DEA throw their weight around...well, they tend to do so. All about the guys with guns, IMO.

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@bondibox BTW, thanks so much for this detailed info. A lot of stuff I didn't know in your comment.

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or he has no power to say "no" to somebody else who actually wants this (and we're deeper down the rabbit-hole than I thought), or this is one more attempt to create large-scale violence in the streets.

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal @Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal He did say he would get tough on crime and since all other crime stats, except government official crimes, are down, they might figure they need to keep this war on drugs going to keep their private prisons filled.
I can't see them winning this one, as Pricknik said above, it's too late, the cat is out of the bag, the ball is rolling, they can't stop legalization now.

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That's one of the reasons why this is a seriously bad idea. Not just for us, for Trump.

I wouldn't put additional pressure on the rank-and-file just now. Bad choice.

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(at least, left-wing people)

1)A more protectionist and less globalist attitude toward trade
2)No WWIII, at least not with Russia; scaling back on the dangerous bellicose Russophobia Clinton represents and the CIA wants.

That's about it. Though I admit I didn't see a marijuana crackdown coming; hard to understand why the fuck Trump gives a shit about that.

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Hard to know how much support he'll get from Trump.

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shaming people for not hating Trump sufficiently, or early enough. Falls more or less under the category of using the establishment's talking points. The master's tools, etc.

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Burlington cop lied about stop

There but for the grace of a failed attempt to disable a body cam ...

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Trump is taking us back to the 50s minus the New Deal.

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@Shockwave so yes, they indeed want to take us back to that magical time of the 50s, where everyone knew their place and kept to it. And I think most of his base are most likely not hippie pot smokers but probably hard core drinkers and opioid users. This is just one more way for the "moralists" among us to push their regressive agenda. I hope the states fight it though, the tax revenues alone make it simply stupid to make it illegal again. You'd think Rump would be OK with those taxes, after all they disproportionately hit the "little people" and not his buddies.

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The genie is already out of the bottle. You aren't going to put it back. You don't have the manpower.

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Just when their business was drying up, along comes Trump to give them fresh hope. Wasn't he supposed to be keeping business in America? Maybe he's figured out some way to take a cut for himself.

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In Oregon many retail shops keep information about customers not to run afoul of regulations. It seemed regulations put retailers into a Catch-22 where they have to ensure customers cannot buy more than a certain limit. I am not sure if this rule was temporary or not.

Also, saw article about reaction in Oregon to the threat.

http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2017/02/trump_administrati...

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) agreed. "I am deeply disappointed by Sean Spicer's statement," he said in a press release Thursday.
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Even GOP lawmakers are not happy about the comments. Rep. Knute Buehler, a Republican representing District 54 in Bend Oregon House of Representatives, said in a statement Friday, "I hope the new President and Attorney General keep their hands off Oregon's marijuana law."

"They should respect the will of the voters and honor state's rights," Buehler said. "Federal intervention will only make a legal market a black market once again."
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Gov. Kate Brown's office declined to comment at this time.

Maybe I am too cynical. But both Oregon dems and gopers react immediately and negatively. And Kate Brown, Hillary supporter and superdelegate who declared for Hillary right before the Oregon primary, which Bernie won easily?

I remember a NYTimes article about how Brown has been a major voice in the resistance movement to Trump. Coming out against the attack on pot is an easy, no brainer. The people of Oregon voted for the measure to legalize it. Even a fcking republican knows better. Okay, more cynicism. From what I have read, the beer, wine, and spirits industry has actively opposed measures to legalize pot in states attempting to legalize pot. In all states a very money'ed lobby.

Brown may eventually say something, but as of yet, nada. I hope she remained silent because she was working state officials on legal counter-attacks.

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I just read about the death of a young sexy internet star. She trashed her liver with booze. Why is alcohol legal and a joint gets a visit from a SWAT team? They banned alcohol, but learned that it did not work. It is too bad they do not apply this lesson to pot. Just as Prohibition led to the rise of charmers like Capone, the war on drugs fuels the cartels.

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I doubt that Trump gives a damn about MJ, however he must keep his rabid right-wing "christian" base happy.

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But when it comes to MJ, it is the more BS, the more MONEY!

Could Fascist Capitalism be behind the change.........I wonder?

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