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« on: July 12, 2016, 04:13:42 pm »
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No Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Act of 2016

1. No court in the Republic of Atlasia shall be forced to issue a mandatory minimum sentence against somebody accused of any charge related to the possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacturing, or transportation of marijuana or marijuana products.
2. The provisions of this act shall go into effect upon becoming law.
Sponsor: Rep. Darthebearnc (L-WI)
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 04:28:56 pm »
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Does this effectively legalize marijuana nationwide, or would regional/state prohibitions remain in effect?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 05:20:06 pm »
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On the topic, how does this body feel about legalizing marijuana in general and taxing it, Colorado style?
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 05:44:43 pm »
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I'm ok with no mandatory minimums on possession and use but sale, manufacturing and transportation is basically letting drug dealers, growers and cartels get a free pass.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 05:58:56 pm »
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I'm ok with no mandatory minimums on possession and use but sale, manufacturing and transportation is basically letting drug dealers, growers and cartels get a free pass.

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/112868/20160202/marijuana-legalization-colorado-killing-mexican-drug-cartels.htm
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 01:11:43 am »
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This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with Section 5 of a certain bill, would it?
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 10:08:09 pm »
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This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with Section 5 of a certain bill, would it?

     I smell a court case brewing on the horizon.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 09:13:32 pm »
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Why not go the whole way? Rep. Darthebearnc, I propose an amendment:

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No Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Act of 2016End Prohibition Act

1. No court in the Republic of Atlasia shall be forced to issue a mandatory minimum sentence against somebody accused of any charge related to the possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacturing, or transportation of marijuana or marijuana products.The production, possession, sale, and consumption of recreational and medical marijuana shall be legalized in the Republic of Atlasia.
2. Regional governments may place restrictions and regulations, but may not outlaw the use of recreational or medical marijuana.
23. The provisions of this act shall go into effect upon becoming law.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 12:45:09 am »
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For some reason, it didn't occur to me when I initially introduced this bill that it would basically legalize the use of marijuana by implication. The actual point of this bill was to invalidate a ludicrous section of a law passed earlier by the Southern Legislature; I didn't mean for it to go this far.
Please explain how criminal penalties for drug dealers is ludicrous.

More importantly, you reveal your patently unconstitutional intentions when you say that you are introducing federal law specifically to override a section of state law. Under the constitution, matters cannot be simultaneously federal and state matters.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2016, 12:56:02 am »
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Under the law passed by the Southern Legislature:

Twenty-one year old shares a pot brownie with twenty year old friend and is, according to the legislature's bill, forced to pay $10,000 and serve a sentence of no less than six months in prison. That pretty much falls under my definition of "ludicrous."

Regarding your second point, I guess I was just joking about my intentions. Or something. Grin
As far as I can see, the only thing ludicrous here is your viewpoints.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2016, 03:02:17 pm »
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Yeah, this is definitely going to be challenged if passed in its current form.

I urge this body to prevent such a constitutional calamity by legalizing marijuana outright (or removing the federal prohibition on the substance so that regions may regulate it on their own terms).
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2016, 03:12:35 pm »
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Under the law passed by the Southern Legislature:

Twenty-one year old shares a pot brownie with twenty year old friend and is, according to the legislature's bill, forced to pay $10,000 and serve a sentence of no less than six months in prison. That pretty much falls under my definition of "ludicrous."

Regarding your second point, I guess I was just joking about my intentions. Or something. Grin
As far as I can see, the only thing ludicrous here is your viewpoints.
i would like to recommend to the esteemed fascist that he butt out
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2016, 11:22:17 am »
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I'll second the motion for the bill to be tabled
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2016, 12:37:44 pm »
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If Representative Dar withdraws his sponsorship, I believe this bill automatically becomes tabled.
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