Just for fun, I wonder if the DOJ would launch a RICO investigation into the state governments of Washington and Colorado? From the Federal point of view, aren't they essentially organizing crime?
I just don't understand the duality of the government's position. The Government is fine with people using tobacco and alcohol even though they are not "good for us" by some puritanical/health standard, but the government cannot abide the idea of people smoking pot for pleasure. What is the difference?
I believe the big problem is the whole war-on-drugs-industry, the police, the judicial, the legal, not to mention all the gangs of smugglers, dealers, and money launderers who would be out of business if pot became legal regulated by the government. These people just don't want to give up their power over us. It is just more big-government BS, and is unlikely to change soon. The president may be populist in his politics, but he is first and foremost a politician, and he knows what side his bread is buttered on.
When the pot smoking prygryssyves start going full Fallujah on federal agents sent to oppress them and place them in Obama's Federal rape rooms then they can be considered Liberals again (instead of government boot licking, unyielding to 'change' at the Federal level conservatives).
The other option for the feds is to do nothing. Conservatives want states to regulate abortion but not weed. That makes no sense.
But to follow your line of reasoning, if we may call it that, if the government is open to people's desire to kill their babies, why should it not be open to people's desire to get high?
I won't be surprised if the Obama administration cracks down. All Republican means is that you like your authoritarians to be white rednecks and all Democrat means is that you like your authoritarians to be black and cosmopolitan. President Obama is an immoral person for enforcing drug prohibition and it would be nice if his supposedly liberal supporters would remember it.
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