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Old 01-31-2011, 02:33 PM  
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aka Tommy Chong

Watched this documentary last night on the arrest, trial and sentencing of Tommy Chong for selling bongs. It's streaming on Netflix right now.

aka Tommy Chong - a film by Josh Gilbert

If anything it just made him a martyr within the drug and civil rights crowd.

Cost the tax payers 12 million PLUS the hard to calculate cost of the local, state and Federal LEO involvement.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:20 AM  
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wonder how much better our government budget would be if it was all legalized and taxed instead of continuing with this expensive failure of a war on drugs
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:15 AM  
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wonder how much better our government budget would be if it was all legalized and taxed instead of continuing with this expensive failure of a war on drugs
It sure wouldn't hurt in regard to cutting expenses!
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:43 PM  
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They spent 12 million to put someone away that is the face of Pot for over 40 years?

Good job Government, now when I go back and watch Up in Smoke, I know you disapprove.

Also, Government, stop giving Willy a hard time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:22 PM  
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wonder how much better our government budget would be if it was all legalized and taxed instead of continuing with this expensive failure of a war on drugs
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Harry J. Anslinger headed the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for 31 years. His biggest contribution to the so-called "reefer madness" propaganda movement was the 1937 Marijuana Transfer Tax Act, which imposed strictures on the growing and use of the plant which rendered hemp effectively worthless by taxing it out of existence. Anslinger passed this bill through rather dubious means. His testimony in favor of the Act, for example, consisted largely of selections from Hearst newspaper articles read aloud into the Congressional record. Even at the time, reputable experts had already deemed much of this propaganda inaccurate. Also, Anslinger took pains to ensure that any groups and/or individuals that might have resisted the passing of the Act were either informed late (or not at all) that the hearings were even taking place. The American Medical Association, which would likely have argued the medicinal benefits of marijuana, was notified only two days prior to the hearing. Their representative, Dr. William Woodward, denounced the hearings as being rooted in tabloid sensationalism, and demanded an explanation for the secrecy involved. Anslinger ignored Woodward's vociferous objections -- when before the vote he was asked by Congress if the AMA agreed that the bill should be passed, a member of Anslinger's committee replied, "Yes, they are in complete agreement."
Reefer Madness!: Harry J. Anslinger Essay

other sources:
Reefer Madness!: Through the Ages
Harry J. Anslinger's Reefer Madness Propaganda Lies
Harry J. Anslinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The short explanation is simple. Prohibition was ending and so was Harry's lucrative Fed job in the midst of the Depression. Harry needed a new chemical to outlaw (and live off).

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:05 PM  
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You all saw how the Drug Czar got all bent out of shape when the Seattle times ran a pro-cannabis editorial didnt you? I guess he is flying out there this Friday to have a 'meeting' with them.

In response to this scheduled meeting, they ran another story the following day.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:14 PM  
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I didn't. Link?
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:26 AM  
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Here ya go!

White House Requests Meeting with Seattle Times to Bully Against Pro-Pot Editorials | Slog
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:37 PM  
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Thanks. The stupid, it hurts.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:08 PM  
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Agreed. Tomorrow is the day of the meeting. Ill be waiting on baited breath for the results of this meeting.
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