Marijuana Makes Big Gains In Votes: Will DOJ Sue?

The Obama/Holder heavily politicized Department Of Justice is quick to act when any state or municipality decides to enhance illegal immigration law. Same with some states that pass voter ID laws. What about marijuana? So far, nothing when it comes to Colorado, which had perhaps the most amusing referendum

(CBS News) A proposal to impose hefty taxes on recreational marijuana, whose use was OK’d by Colorado voters in last year’s election, was an easy sell in the state Tuesday.

About two-thirds of those casting ballots approved a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent sales tax on pot sales that begin next year.

The taxes are projected to bring in $70 million a year. The money will be used for school construction and regulating pot sales.

Hmm, so they’re going to use the money from people getting stoned for schools? Anyone else see the problem with pushing drug use to fund school construction? Oh, and then there’s that silly fact that marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, making use or sale illegal.

BTW, has anyone considered that people can simply grow it at home, thereby avoiding any taxation?

Then you have Portland, Maine

Looks like recent polls showing a clear majority of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana has played out that way in Portland, Maine, and three Michigan cities where voters overwhelmingly approved legalizing possession of marijuana.

That city’s initiative of the voters legalizes …

“… the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older. It allows adults 21 years of age or older to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and paraphernalia. It also allows adults 21 years of age or older to engage in activities for the purpose of ascertaining the possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. It prohibits recreational use activities in public spaces, school grounds …”

The Portland Press Herald is reporting that 70 percent of voters have approved the measure. And, while there are more votes to come in, the lead has proponents declaring victory.

The three Michigan cities are Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale. Will Holder come down on these cities? Is justice blind?

Just to be clear, I do not see pot as being all that bad. It is a lot safer than alcohol. I could care less if people use it. I really don’t want to see it out in public, and I do not want to get a contact high from people’s use of it.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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