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To me, a third of a percent is absolutely NO progress.
"a third of a percent" is not very much progress.
Maybe Mitt could also "flip-flop". He has a history of that from past statements.
ABonkers - "was this article about Obama or what?"
His name was in the lead paragraph, and legalization of pot/drugs is, or could become, a campaign issue.
As I recall, a number of years ago, laws changed and counties were able to decide how to handle incidents of marijuana possession under (4) ounces. Basically, if the person found to be in possession, lives in the county in which the offense occurs, has a valid ID and is not a juvenile, officers can issue a citation (ticket) and release the person. This did not minimize the overall severity of the offense but it does save a considerable amount of time and money. Counties are able to opt in or out of the program and Victoria County opted out.
was this article about Obama or what?
Sounds like another issue BO could flip flop on if a special interest group promises to come up with enough campaign support and $$$, or if his daughters find a reason to convince him to flip flop.
How could the current marijuana laws be "protecting people" when, as Sgt. Lemmons says, "people are regularly encountered in possession of marijuana"? Wouldn't that imply that the prohibition DOESN'T prevent people from getting marijuana and therefore DOESN'T protect people?
Finding people in possession of marijuana at almost "50 percent of traffic stops" is proof of how much the seventy-year-old prohibition fails! Taxpayers spend $40 Billion-a-year keeping marijuana illegal and the only reason we pay this money is to make people safer - but it doesn't. It doesn't stop people getting marijuana and it doesn't make people safer and it doesn't return ANYTHING of value back to the taxpayers who fund it! Are we all so rich that this isn't a big deal?