Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama says that federal law enforcement agencies have "bigger fish to fry" than prosecuting marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, which voted in November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Obama made explicit in an interview to air Friday on ABC News that prosecution of marijuana users in the two states would be placed low on his Justice Department's list of law enforcement priorities, but that certain issues must still be ironed out as more states could pass similar legislation.
He's got to protect his Choom Gang!!!
You truly are a moron. Ya'all get on here and sqawk about States-Rights This and States-Rights That – THEN throw out insults that go beyond what YOUR BRAIN is NOT CAPABLE of understanding – That you are immature at best and infantile at worst. You and people like you are the reason the Republican Party, as we know it today – is dying.
The newer generation Republicans coming up hopefully, will have learned the lessons of your folly after you've bet it all on your losing game of chicken.
Well your a snappy little hen !!!!!!
Roscoe, the Rooster Republican Congress is struttin' round like they are needed for eggs. Guess what, we don't need no stinkin' roosters for eggs.
PAPPY IS ACTUALLY TODD AKIN TRYING OUT INTERNET FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Thanks Cynthia...and we wouldn't want pappy to pollute the egg pool anyway.
ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD
(this is amazing)
You will choke.
People going to prison for 20 yrs for simple possession of weed and
these Mexicans are stealing billions from hard working Americans and
nothing happens? They just talked to three of them that should have been
arrested on the spot! Something wrong with this picture?? Close down
the IRS, everyone will benefit from that.... Mexicans rip us off and the
IRS rips us off enforcing? income tax laws that don't even exist!
OB HAS TO MANY FOLKS LOCKED IN FREE STUFF AND THAT THEY STILL DON'T PAY TAXES NOR WORK. HE IS A PRESIDENT WHO BUYS EVERYTHING WITH SOMEONE ELSES MONEY–VOTES,GOV. POSITIONS OUR LIBERTIES AND
THE LIST GOES ON. HE IS A WORKING CHICAGO SCAMMER. HE DID IT THERE AND IT WORKED FOR VOTES,IT GETS BETTER, HIS NEXT BIG SCAM IS A MANDATE TO HAVE HIS SORRY ASS PROCLAMED THE HIGH POOBA FOR US ALL-SOUND LIKE,THE CLAN BULLSHITFROM THE PAST. THIS IDIOT WILL USE ANY METHOD OR TRICK IN THE BOOK TO
SUBVERT US ALL TO A STATE THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL CHOKE ON FOR EVER. HOW DUMB ARE WE AS A UNITED
COUNTRY ARE WE. PRETTY DUMB AS SEEMS ,AS WE HAVE FOR MANY YEARS BEEN SPLIT ON SO MANY THINGS
IN OUR LIVES. OB IS NOT DUMB,BUT STUPID TO THINK WE ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO BUY HIS WET DREAMS HE HAS FOR US ALL . WE THE PEOPLE WILL DECIDE AND NOT A RADICAL THAT HATES US ALL FOR WHAT EVER REASON.
MORE CAN BE SAID AND WILL BE-BUT NATURE CALLS. --------I AM HUNGRY.-LATER FOLKS--
You're an idiot. An ill-informed, incorrect idiot.
That is all.
He said the same thing about medical marijuana and then went after them....hard. I'll believe it when I see it.
The way I see it, the Medical Marjuana folks kind of brought it on themselves in some respect because there weren't sufficient guidelines and oversight to some of the practices they wanted to engage in. You have to do business in a respectable and responsible way in your communities.
I personally would like to see folks being able to grow their own supply at home and not for profit. Then you alone are responsible for your adherence to practical laws that allow it to happen without a middleman to buy from. Being able to put it in with the veggies and fruits in your own garden. Smoking it in your own yard. Just this one simple act can simplify the whole thing.
CHeck your facts. Eric Holder said that the feds would only go after people breaking both Federal and State Marijuana laws. The City Councils of both San Diego and Lake Forest believed that there were far too many medical marijuana dispensaries within their city limits and were unable to do anything about it so THEY enlisted the support of the US Attorneys for their municipalities. Letters were then sent to the owners of buildings threatening them with forfeiture of their asset, the building that housed the dispensaries, if they did not evict the them. Problem solved for the cities involved and the Romney supports tried to make it seem that President Barack Obama was against Medical MJ but in reality he was just responding to what the cities viewed as a "crisis." He never went after Medical Marijuana anywhere else, Just California. And now he was stated it is a states rights issue. THe end of prohibition is nearly upon us. Thank you President Barack Obama! You da man!
PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF.
Obama is not the FDA, or DEA, or the FBI, or the CIA. He didn't go after anyone. He did not make any calls, and NEVER, EVER, gave an order to attack or arrest anyone related to pot. NOR, did Obama gave any laws making it stricter.
JUST because Obama did not make any effort to help, it doesn't mean he "went after them". Obama did not go after anyone. Those law enforcement organizations did. Obama did not order them to do it. They did it on their own.
IF and WHEN Obama actually gives an order, or puts out a law or something enforcing against marijuana, THEN you can go ahead and say that Obama "went after them".
Theres so much problems in this country right now, and you want the President to deal with Weed right now? Are you kidding me? Out of all the things happening, is this Obama's problem? I don't think so.
I actually hope Obama does not do anything about this because he has other really important big issues to take care of in the next four years. Like for example: Our Future.
Yup, My future is more important than weed. Trust me.
Just because Obama did not do anything to help, it doesn't mean he did anything to hurt. If he had done something to hurt, there would be no dispensaries today. All of the
"Too much tax income is lost by:
1. Illegal immigrants being tolerated and therefore flooding
the labor pool and driving wages down.
2. Jobs being exported with no tariff or trade barrier, often in
operations that operate at a LOSS but then demand tax dollars to fill the gap
3. Monopoly/anti trust laws not being enforced so when businesses
don't dominate they co-operate, creating closed markets, fewer choices and artificially higher prices.
Real simple to fix. Start with #1... No more illegals. Too bad Romney says what works
at the time but means nothing, he had it right, check all employers and fully fine/prosecute/close
down any who hire illegals. We don't need no fence or profiling or original boys in the hood
at the borders, just do that. That'd save as many jobs as the high end "Unemployed".
Oh, you'd not do that kind of work, that's why you went to college?
Well a lot of people used to do that work, and most made a decent living off
of it, till the illegals flooded them out and they forced their kids into college
and same parents went back themselves.
After this the rich bleed like their wrist is cut. Then go for their throats, t
he exporting of jobs. No way shape or form should it be OK to make things
at a loss overseas then scream for "Tax breaks and subsidies" to make it up.
Do these both they collapse, but if they lose everything and close, big deal,
if they did something worthwhile someone will take their place – that's real capitalism.
They have no "Right" to be mega-rich, esp. if they do it at our loss. "
At least someone is paying attention,they are the worst thing in america right now,and living in az i can tell you,the mexican males here have NO regard for human life,they are petty thugs all the way up to murderes and rapist,who kill and maim over the slightest disagreement,but for some reason it gets no news coverage,even when i see it for my self as another ambualnce pulls away,but nothing on the news or in the papers.
HE HAS HIS FOOT IN THE DOOR AND NEXT HE WILL OK ONLY IN HIS OWN MIND THAT IT WILL BE FOOD FOR US ALL AND AMERICA. HE WILL USE ANY MEANS TO PUT US ALL IN THE POTTY. IT IS WHAT HE DOES. SUBJUGATE THE
MASSES. WE WILL CONTROL ALL YOU USELESS FOLKS TO HIS AGENDA. SUQWADAY AMERICA I HAVE YOUR
ASSES RIGHT WHERE I WANT THEM.–SO THIS DUDE SEEMS TO THINK. WE ARE JUST FODDER FOR HIS GAME IN SUBVERSING THIS COUNTRY TO STATE OF DESPARE. WHEN YPU ARE USED AND ABUSED AND CAN NOT SEE WHAT IS HAPPENNING YOU DON'T EVEN REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE LOST ALL REASON AND COMPREHENSION
OF WHAT IS AT STAKE HERE. OK SOME OF YOU ARE LIBS.–SOME PROGRESSIVE-SOME LIVE IN THE LEFT–SOME
JUST HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING. "THE OVER THROW OF LIFE THAT OUR ANCESTERS KNEW WOULD
ONE DAY HAPPEN–IT IS HERE FOLKS–WAKE UP –IT IS HERE AND WE ALL NEED TO THINK AS UPRIGHT PEOPLE
IN A TIME WHEN WE ARE MOST CHALLENGED AS A FREE PEOPLE.SORRRY I FORGOT ANY COMMENT OVER TWO
LINES ARE TO HARD TO TAKE AND MUST BE MIND BOGGLING. YOU HAVE TO THINK LIKE AN AMERICAN,YOU KNOW
THOSE OF US THAT CAME FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE AND COUNTRY TO LIVE A FREE LIFE WITH OUT THE CRAP
THIS PRESIDENT WOULD SHOVE DOWN OUR THROATS.. WE DECIDE,NOT OTHERS,WE DECIDE NOT THE RUMMY'S
IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. GOD BLESS AMERICA,
SOME DO,SOME LEARN,SOME FOLLOW,SOME JUST DON'T HAVE A CLUE, SOME ARE JUST PLAIN DUMB. WHAT ARE
YOU? WE ARE IN AN ERA THAT WILL MAKE OR BREAK US AS A FREE NATION. IT IS YOUR CHOICE BE CAREFULL
OF WHAT YOU CHOOSE,IT MAY COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE ASS OR WORSE.THINK ABOUT IT,BE TRUE TO
OTHERS AS YOU DO NOT MATTER–THE OTHERS MEAN MORE TO OUR FUTURE THAN ALL THE REST OF US.
My friend as one vet to another, you need to visit the nearest VA Hospital. Soon. You may have been exposed to Agent Orange and not realize it. But it is definitely affecting you mental capacity.
You are STILL an idiot.
WHAT IS NEXT ??
We can save so much money bey legalizing weed. That alone should be enough for even RepubliCONs to agree with!
DIPSTICK DOES'NT REALIZED THAT ANYTHING THESE DAYS IS A TOP ISSUE. HE SMOKES A JOINT IN THE ROSE GARDEN WHEN HE FEELS THE NEED. THAT WAS A GIMMEE FROM HIS FOLKS HE INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE
TO ENTERTAIN HIS UNION FREINDS. ONE WOULD WONDER WHO BROUGHT THE WEED OR IS IT IN THE PANTRY FOR
FRIENDS. MUST BE A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE KIDS. I HOPE THEY WERE AWAY FROM THE EVENT,THEY STILL
HAVE TIME TO LIVE A LIFE MORE LIKE FOLKS WHO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY LERN IN SUNDAY SCHOLL.
HIS KIDS WILL MAKE A FORTUNE WHEN THEY GROW UP AND WRITE OF LIFE IN THE BIG HOUSE, SORRY WHITE HOUSE.
You need serious help.
Please, anyone near this individual take away the guns. He is a shooter waiting for an opportunity.
Cynthia you hit the nail on the head. Repos spend so much time hollering state rights and now complain.? Nam vet sure glad you never did pot. Right? All these fat white ol farts who are running the repo party right now are such Hippocrates . So many really important things going on in the world and to focus on what the states have voted in seems a waste of time right now.
I REALLY WHAT TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE GOOD THING TO SAY ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT. FOR THE LIFE OF ME THERE
IS NOT ONE INSTANCE THAT HE HAS BEEN ENDEARING TO THE COUNTRY I LOVE AND SERVED FOR GOD.FAMILY AND ALL THAT HAS MADE OUR NATION THE MOST ENDEARD AND DESIRED PLACE TO BRING THEIR FAMILIES HOPES
AND DREAMS TO FOR A BETTER LIFE. I CAN GO ON AND ON,BUT IF YOU FOLKS OUT THERE IN NEVER LAND DON.T
HAVE A CLUE WE ARE ALL LOST . THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-THAT RING ANYONES CHIMES–THAT IS US OR ONCE WAS--WHAT HAPPENED TO GOD AND FAMILY AND COUNTRY. YOU TELL ME.-----
First a question, exactly how many times does the word "god" appear in the U.S. Constitution? Not sure? IT fIgures! ZERO is the correct answer, ZERO. Why would that be. Why not include a comment about god and worshiping an imaginary friend in the sky. No. that was not a coincidence! Next, now that you have been educated about the founding fathers intent, you are ready to examine the Bill of Rights, May I draw your attention to the 1st Amendment, which was most recently reviewed in the late 1990's by the Renquist Court and was interpreted to mean that a state shall do nothing to favor one religion over another, and not favor religion over non-religion. How can it be any clearer? THat "God and country" mentality was one that included slavery, denied women the right to vote, and gave "coloreds" separate but not equa rights, aka segregation. You are free to keep your religious mythology to yourself, just as our founding fathers intended.
Well first, States & the people living in it have the autonomy to decide what laws their citizens will live by. By exemple, States may decide if the death penalty is applied or not. Not a federal matter. So should the Marijuana laws. After all the years that the War on Drugs has raged on, the Feds haven't produced the results that were expected compared to the money invested in the venture. Also, how many people were sent to prison for just mere Marijuana possession thus spending uselessly the hard earned tax dollars in timely prosecutions & unjust imprisonments. A State can make money out of controled marijuana production & sales, a much better way to deal with that problem than jailing people that possess & smoke it. One must not forget that a country should be evolving with his people not despite of them.
Finally, if God does exist, I believe that he'd be angry at all the things that the human race piles up on his head. When I hear the arguments that something is done in the name of God or that we do this for God & Country, I sometimes wonder if people really think of what they're talking about. Business of the State or Country has nothing to do with God but with politics. God is of the soul not the material world. Please people get your thought process in gear with logic & intelligence and quit taking up the arguments of self serving drones and start thinking for yourselves. You'll feel much better about yourselves and also you'll feel that you can better contribute to society.
I have nothing to say to the fools like you around this country that share those beliefs.
Oh! Wait yes I do.
F off you idiot. This President is the best to sit in the WH since JFK. And yes, that includes the "god" president you worship, Ronnie Ray Guns.
IN REGARDS TO THIS TOPIC–THE PRES. IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE LAW OF THE LAND--JUST HIS POTHEAD FREINDS. LAWA FOR HIM ARE JUST A STUMBLING BLOCK AND ------YOU CAN ADD THE DRIBBLE
MAYBE YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN TO THE STATES THAT ACTUALLY LEGALIZED POT SMOKING? ARE YOU ALL JUST FOR STATES RIGHTS UNLESS IT INVOLVES VAGINAS AND MINOR DRUG USE? TRY TO BE CONSISTENT FOR ONCE.
YOU SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE MORE THAN A FEW YOURSELF.
MAYBE YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN TO THE STATES THAT ACTUALLY LEGALIZED POT SMOKING?
nam vet: the word is drivel, not dribble
Coming from NAM VET, it's a bit of both.
I think Colorado and Washington have the right to do whatever they want... I think the Feds should leave it up to the states.
I don't believe in states rights....this is the UNITED States of America....we should all have uniform laws.
The United STATES of America
Do you know what a STATE is? Even if we are united
The way I understand it, the difference is easy. the UNITED trumps the State when it comes to Constitutional law.
People high on pot think crazy things - crazy people high on pot think even crazier things - and often do crazier things - Obama will not intervene? Then the next time someone massacres innocent children, and was high on pot, Obama better not stand there crying about the mean Republican policies for public sympathy.
Yeah, let us know when someone goes on a killing rampage on pot alone
Do me a favor, find me ONE news story telling a tale of somebody commiting a massacre high on marijuana and i'll shut up...but you never will, so i won't. I smoke weed everyday. i'm a straight A student with an IQ of 124, and i'm one of the most non-violent people there are. you sound ridiculous...go read a book. better yet, go vaporize a bowl of weed, then maybe you'll think differently
Tens of thousands violent drug dealers may be released fro Massachusetts State prisons soon because of corrupt State Lab operation - Obama knows about this -Deval Patrick is his "close" friend - Obama got re-elected with help of Massachusetts Together PAC - As the Commonwealth GOP knows, Patrick neglected the scandal to focus on Obama victory - and privately celebrated it up at the W.H. suite during "dinner with close friends."
Question for Obama: What's going to happen when all those violent drug dealers from Massachusetts prisons get released? Where will they go? Did you confer with your "close friend" Patrick about it? Probably not -you are denial - your corruption would never be revealed - people will resign and disappear before it can happen - half of Patrick's cabinet resign and are still alive (as far as we know).
The madical benefits of marijuana have been proven time and time again for numerous illnesses. At this time legal perscription pain killers are a much bigger threat than marijuana. God created marijuana, not man. Under God's law it should be legal.
I'd like to see it go to court or the US Attorney General Holder reclassify mmj. I wounder if the feds could win in court on this?
Well the Founding Fathers disagree.
Well the fact is the Founding Fathers are not living today...nor did they live during the Civil War.....nor did they have a crystal ball. History may be prologue, but as I have said before we live in the here, and now.
I would suggest actually reading the Constitution in its entirety....to find out what the Founding Fathers wrote...plus reading all the amendments, to the constitution, which corrected many of their oversights, or lack of knowing where future events would mandate changes.
Well jean, I have the amendments remembered, and why don't you read amendment 10 and educate yourself on state rights
So, once again the President, who takes an oath to uphold the laws of the United States, has decided what Federal laws he will enforce. And now we have a situation where it's all right for the states to nullify Federal law, as long as it's a Federal law with which the President apparently disagrees. What do you want to bet that the big O won't be so generous and forgiving with those states which have attempted to nullify Obamacare?
And what's to say he isn't just biding his time on this issue?
OB CARE IS SELF DEFEATING AS WRITTEN AND SHOVED DOWN ALL OUR CRAWS-THE PRESIDENT WON'T HAVE
IT FOR HIS FAMILY NOR HIMSELF,THE CONGRESS HAS A BETTER ONE THAT THEY WISH NOT TO SHARE–WHAT
DOES THAT SAY TO YOU AND ME-WE GET LEFTOVERS. AS FOOD GOES I LOVE THEM. BUT TO SHOVEL THIS
PLAN ON US IS JUST A DISGRACE TO ANY UPRIGHT WALKING PERSON. WE ARE THE BOSSES,NOT THE PRE. NOR
THE CONGRESS. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A NATIIONAL VOTE ON ALL THINGS THAT "INFECT" YES "INFECT" OUR
LIVES. THIS ADMINISTRATION IS A BLIGHT TO OUR WAY OF LIFE, LET US STAMP IT OUT WHILE WE HAVE THE
POWER TO LIVE A FREE LIFE.
AS MY COMMENTS ARE NOT WELCOME ON OTHER COMMENT ARTICLES,I WILL SAY THAT JOHN KERRY IS NOT
ACCEPTABLE FOR SOS AS HE IS ANTI AMERICAN AND HAS BEEN ON TAPE IN CONGRESS TO DIS-AMERICAN
VETERANS AND PROVIDED AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY. HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS ARE THOSE OF A
TRAITOR TO AMERICA. HE IS A THREAT TO SERVE ANY OFFICE OF THIS LAND AND SHOULD BE TRIED FOR
Obamacare is awful... Even some Democrats don't like part of it, but if they had read it they would have known. But according to Pelosi reading the bill comes after the signing
pot is good man.
Can someone please post something relevant to the topic, not just conservative fundamentalists jabbering about Obamacare. Honestly, go comment on Fox News. When it comes to the legalization of Marijuana, it has nothing to do with Obamacare, or whatever else you think of hum. I think it is about time they legalize it, and finally start putting an end to the unneeded arrest of millions of people over a mild drug. Lets at least have a conversation relevant to the article. Obama is doing the right thing in this situation, as well as in the situation of Newtown.
"President Barack Obama says that federal law enforcement agencies have "bigger fish to fry" than prosecuting marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, which voted in November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana."
That just means that when we bust you....... we have nothing else to do....give me a break
I am being moderated by the free speech news media LOLOL
Everybody just chill and smoke a joint, You'll feel much better!!