r/WhitePeopleTwitter Oct 06 '22

Good news for all you degenerate pot heads out there

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u/Thisbymaster Oct 06 '22 Helpful

There is way more. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/10/06/statement-from-president-biden-on-marijuana-reform/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Second is to urge Governors to do the same,

But Third is the big one, getting the FDA to reclassify it and fix this at a national level.

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u/snark_enterprises Oct 06 '22

Yeah the third part is probably the biggest one. That could lead to federal decriminalization.

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u/The_Hyphenator85 Oct 07 '22

Exactly. We’ve been screaming about this since he got elected, and he’s finally getting to it. This’ll be a big boost for the Democrats going into the midterms.

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u/BarryMcKockinerBum Oct 07 '22

He’s been a busy boy. Calm down.

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u/The_Hyphenator85 Oct 07 '22

Yeah, real fucking busy trying to get the Republicans to work with him instead of wanting his head on a stick.

A month of that is too long to keep it up. He did it for a year and a half.

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u/BarryMcKockinerBum Oct 07 '22

Exactly. Busy!

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u/ryhaltswhiskey Oct 07 '22

Obama had 8 years. Clinton had 8 years.

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u/Wintersbone7 Oct 07 '22

Clinton made the mass incarceration worse

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u/Rin-Tohsaka-is-hot Oct 07 '22

This'll be a big boost for the Democrats going into the midterms

And that's exactly why it's happening now. We can probably expect a drip feed of these sorts of easy wins for the next couple months.

Stuff like this is pretty much impossible to screw up since he can do it alone with the stroke of a pen, so saving it for the midterms makes sense.

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u/SnowbackMcGee Oct 07 '22

Everything Biden has been doing, even the pace of it, is 100% because of the 2022 midterms. This is planned and by design.

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u/Onwisconsin42 Oct 07 '22

Yes, we call it politics or politicking.

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u/Moistraven Oct 07 '22

Uh yeah, he would like to get reelected, it's kinda the game... It's just kinda how it works. I'm glad he's putting in work, doesn't matter why he's doing it.

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u/dontwontcarequeend65 Oct 07 '22

I really dont think he wants to be reelected and I don't want to re-elect him even though I love him. I think he's making a path for Democrats to control the house and retain the White House

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u/puffpuffg0 Oct 07 '22

Yeah yeah yeah there’s always another election every two years for you to point to…

He’s doing the job we elected him to.

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u/AdvancedHat7630 Oct 07 '22

tHiS iS pLaNnEd aNd bY dEsIgN

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u/OneForAllOfHumanity Oct 06 '22

That's amazing! Sure shows the different between Democrats giving freedoms and Republicans taking them away. I've never done drugs in my life, definitely think they can be abused, but criminalizing them is wrong and disproportionately impacts the underprivileged, especially POC.

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u/LiliNotACult Oct 06 '22

Weed is basically alcohol where the high lasts a few hours longer, you can "force yourself to sober up" if you have a serious event, and you easily zone out and day dream. Totally different from psychedelics and the the hate is entirely unjustified.

It's like the Republicans and abortions. There's no logical reason to hate it, but they claim it goes against some non-existent rules in their religion.

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u/PNWBPcker Oct 06 '22

Let’s be honest. Alcohol causes way more harm than pot.

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u/ryhaltswhiskey Oct 07 '22

This has been studied and the societal damage of alcohol is worse than any other drug.

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u/bluntsmoken420 Oct 07 '22

funny how your name has whiskey in it and you're saying alcohol is one of the worst drugs, and my name has blunt and smoken in it and I've been 100% sober for some time

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u/rsdols Oct 07 '22

Is that list including Nicotine and Coffee?

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u/timmbuck22 Oct 07 '22

Ah alcohol. The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

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u/RustyMacbeth Oct 07 '22

Thanks, Homer.

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u/timmbuck22 Oct 07 '22

And no hangover!

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u/OneForAllOfHumanity Oct 06 '22

Heh, I have ADHD - I can always zone out and daydream. I have no hate for cannabis; I have hate for crappy situations that lead to people feeling the need to escape to drugs, alcohol, abuse, criminal activity, etc... (strangely usually cause by greed, lack of empathy, and paranoia - hallmarks of the regressive right)

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u/Sunshinehappyfeet Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I use weed for Multiple Sclerosis. It works.

Edit: I was diagnosed 25 years ago. MS drugs cost me $ 2000/month. Weed cost $50. I stopped the MS meds 20 years ago. I’m still going strong because of weed.

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u/Ms_Emilys_Picture Oct 07 '22

I have severe endometriosis (it's spread to my lymph nodes) and I use it for pain. It's the only thing that makes my cramps manageable. Unfortunately, I can't currently get a low-to-no THC strain, so I can only use it at home.

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u/bex505 Oct 07 '22

That shit can spread to lymph nodes!?!?!?! Fucking hell

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u/Sunshinehappyfeet Oct 07 '22

I like the microdoses of THC with CBG. This combination has greatly decreased the severity and frequency of my spasms/cramps . I take it at night. The effects last approximately 18-24 hours for me. I know this info is subjective at best but I hope it helps you.

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u/LiliNotACult Oct 06 '22

Fair and I'm not trying to pressure you. Just saying that the way the media portrays it isn't how it actually works. They usually show people tripping as hallucinating and that's 100% wrong, at least on weed.

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u/Wintersbone7 Oct 07 '22

Weed, along with exercise, is much safer and effective treatment for anxiety and depression than any psychoactive prescription medicine.

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u/lord_justin Oct 06 '22

Thanks. I was wondering what “second” and others were.

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u/I_LearnTheHardWay Oct 06 '22

So here’s my question. What would qualify as a “federal simple marijuana possession “ ? Wouldn’t most state charges? Honest question

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u/PoopMobile9000 Oct 06 '22

The most common circumstance is someone smoking weed on federal land, like a national park. There’s also lots of random spots in various cities that just happen to owned by the federal government. It happens here in SF all the time, because weed is legal but people don’t realize it’s still illegal in the Presidio, which the Feds own.

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u/Thisbymaster Oct 06 '22

Most charges are at the state level, thus part two. But there are people that commited this crime as a part of crossing state lines which would have them charged under federal law.

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u/I_LearnTheHardWay Oct 06 '22

Thanks!

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u/Infidel332 Oct 06 '22

Also possession of Cannabis on Federal Property such as Military Bases, National Parks, etc…

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u/AsherTheFrost Oct 06 '22

Fucking Finally!

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u/ChefLongStroke69 Oct 06 '22

Dank Brandon for the win

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u/AGuyWhoBrokeBad Oct 06 '22

Honestly, he’s done more to save his reputation in the last 3 months than the rest of his presidency combined. Dark Brandon is on a roll.

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u/Numerous_Vegetable_3 Oct 06 '22

I'm hoping things were so quiet for so long because he & his staff were forming a huge plan to knock out as many things as possible in succession. With the way things are going, that seems to be the case.

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u/FuckTheMods5 Oct 07 '22

I wonder how much has to go on behind the scenes to roll out a change like this?

Like, does it take a while, and he's been trying since the beginning? Or is it easy, and he's only doing it now to clinch the mid terms?

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u/Numerous_Vegetable_3 Oct 07 '22

Maybe it was always the plan but they're strategically choosing to make big changes now, close to the midterms.

In the end, we'll never know. I'm just happy with the energy that has been shown the past 2 months.

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u/FuckTheMods5 Oct 07 '22

Yeah, I don't dig biden but he's doing some pretty cool shit.

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u/Throwaway0524847 Oct 07 '22

He’s been a Senator since he was like 25. The man knows how to play the game. Most bills don’t get passed until the end of a congressional session (usually the summer) before everyone goes on vacation.

When he was Vice President he was waaaay more aggressive than Obama. I think he started out more subdued because there was that thing that started in 2020 that needed to be addressed. Not to mention the January 6 investigation going on. People needed some stability and normalcy. Now that things are better it’s time to go for the jugular.

Don’t get me wrong I was in no way, shape, or form a fan of Biden but I thought he was the lesser of two evils. Now I’m actually pretty impressed. He managed to fool Mitch McConnell into thinking he was gonna be a milquetoast, pushover long enough to potentially end his career as majority leader.

Dark Brandon indeed.

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u/Mehrkat2 Oct 06 '22

Yeah but what actually happened is that he realized people weren't going to let them not do crap and still vote for Dems.

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u/Aeseld Oct 07 '22

I'd honestly accept that. If acts like this result in higher turnout, then maybe they'll keep performing.

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u/Mehrkat2 Oct 07 '22

I would too but it means we have to insist constantly that they actually do stuff.

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u/Aeseld Oct 07 '22

Hey, classical conditioning. Do progressive things, get my vote.

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u/TooAfraidToAsk814 Oct 07 '22

He’s a lifelong politician. He knows how to play the game, and it’s driving the trumpublicans crazy because they totally underestimated him. It’s glorious. Dark Brandon for the win!

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u/Numerous_Vegetable_3 Oct 07 '22

So realized the mistakes that were happening and made positive changes. In the end, the result is good.

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u/yesIdofloss Oct 06 '22

Legit. He is really going all out for the midterms

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u/Bustock Oct 06 '22

He has too, he’s not running in 2024. He may say he is, but that’s just for mid-terms.

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u/Bogogo1989 Oct 06 '22

I hope he's not running in 2024

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u/TheHiddenNinja6 Oct 06 '22

Bernie Sanders needs to take the mantle

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u/O_Geeky_One Oct 06 '22

I love Bernie...but we need the younger generation to take the reigns.. enough old peole..

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u/The_Hyphenator85 Oct 06 '22

Agreed. Love Bernie, but he’s just too old for it now. Someone younger needs to step up and carry his banner forward.

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u/O_Geeky_One Oct 07 '22

Funny thing is progressive views poll great with Americans if you remove loaded language.

A candidate that has progressive views, but avoids identifying as a progressive and umm avoids loud progressives and avoids progressive terms.... would win an election in a massive landslide.

😁😁😁

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u/bennedictst Oct 06 '22 Silver

As much as I love Bernie, he's too old. So is Biden, Hillary, Trump and a good majority of politicians. Ideal candidate for me is progressive, 50 or younger, doesn't come from a wealthy family, and isn't afraid to engage Republicans. I'm so tired of these centrist, geriatric, rich cowards who pretend that if they're respectful to the right that they'll return the courtesy. It's time for a change, and for a president who represents the will of the people.

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u/MankindsError Oct 07 '22

Agreed my reddit friend.

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u/Uulugus Oct 06 '22

He has embraced the power of the dark side!

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u/b4dhabits Oct 06 '22

Yes and no. Yes from a media standpoint, but he was incredibly effective at getting policies in place prior to dark Brandon memes, it just wasn't as flashy. Infrastructure, science funding, CHIPS and climate change legislation, all sorts of things that were less flashy at the time but important agenda items.

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u/smiama6 Oct 07 '22

Exactly! Media needs a horse race/crisis or other conflict so they spent half the year reporting on Manchin and Sinema voting no and not reporting on what was actually accomplished despite their obstruction.

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u/b4dhabits Oct 07 '22

I have to admit it was weird watching reddit change its tune on Manchin overnight and then sing his praises from the rooftops as if he was some genius mastermind and none of the rest of the grievances mattered anymore

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u/Courtaid Oct 06 '22

He knows we have short memories. He tried to work with Republicans for the first year and a half. Now he’s doing things that will help Democrats in the midterm.

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u/williamtrausch Oct 06 '22

Like FDR, Joe Biden, President, is doing journeyman work to help our people from the bottom and middle up, and that’s good.

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u/Mo-shen Oct 06 '22

I feel like this is 2nd term Obama. He tried to work with Congress and then just said table flip

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u/munchidk Oct 07 '22

He saw the memes. Thats the only answer. He probably tries to shoot lasers out his eyes everyday before bed at this point. My fear is it may happen

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u/Kaccie Oct 06 '22

Every time I read the word dank I hear Rappin' 4-tay opening bars from Dank season. I haven't heard the song in ages.

Here's the text for anyone who never heard it

It’s the dank season for nineteen ninety fo. Seff the Gaffla and Rappin' 4, yo everybody’s smokin' chronic fuck the reason. It must be pleasin' man it’s dank season

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u/DHooligan Oct 06 '22

Smokin' Joe!

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u/VaticanCameos714 Oct 06 '22

Didn't you know?! The devil's lettuce makes people want to commit violent crimes and makes white women crave bbc. Beware the Refer Madness

/s

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u/_austinm Oct 06 '22

If you haven’t seen the Reefer Madness musical, I’d highly (pun intended) recommend it

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u/Agreeable-Jellyfish4 Oct 06 '22

Reefer Madness the musical is a must see for sure! Love that show!

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u/drakesylvan Oct 07 '22

And by BBC we mean Brisket Bacon and Chicken.

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u/Chrisboi_da_Boi Oct 06 '22

Dark Brandon is the good boogeyman the right has been worried about

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u/Plugasaurus_Rex Oct 07 '22

When it comes to weed, He becomes Dank Brandon, jack!

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u/Rinzy2000 Oct 06 '22

I am honestly loving Dark Brandon.

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u/snoogins355 Oct 06 '22

Up there with drugs being given out for free. Damn drug lies!

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u/tyrannosnorlax Oct 06 '22

I still want my Halloween heroin I was promised.

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u/StrawberryAmara Oct 06 '22

I still want my edibles I was told I'd get damn near every year

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u/timsterri Oct 07 '22

These fear-mongering morons thinking people are going to be handing out their $30-$60 medicated candy to kids. LMAO Not likely.

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u/Gundalf-the-Offwhite Oct 06 '22

Mutton chops and a handlebar moustache.

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u/robotbootyhunter Oct 06 '22

Fuck, let's throw headresses and bare chested vests in the mix.

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u/Fuzzy_Negotiation_52 Oct 06 '22

This is a big fucking deal!

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u/Own-Cupcake7586 Oct 06 '22

Lol, some of those “degenerate potheads” may well be little old ladies who were trying to find some relief from chronic pain. I support this level of pardon. Simple possession is a cause for counseling, not incarceration.

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u/ForeverAWino Oct 06 '22

I have my card here in Arkansas and almost anytime I go into the dispensary it is packed with elderly people.

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u/lickedTators Oct 06 '22

Elderly people were just hippies 50 years ago.

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u/OpeningInspector4040 Oct 06 '22

I am one of those...hung out at Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane concerts at Golden Gate Park in SF in the 70s. Yep, not just the 60s were crazy! I've been partaking for 50 years, ran 4 successful businesses, retired now with a wonderful family and life! I'm not crazy or whatever else the "researchers" say I should be at my age! Oh and still enjoying! I have always hoped for federal legalization. I have also felt alcohol is worse for body and mind than cannabis...but to each his own.

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u/SapientRaccoon Oct 06 '22

When it was legalized in Canada, most of the early birds to the shops were over 50s (self included!) It was amusing watching the 20something workers card all us geezers. (It was mandatory for the first little while to card everyone; that settled down quick.)

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u/GrandNibbles Oct 06 '22

I'm sorry ma'am there no way you're over 30. May I please see some ID?

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u/SapientRaccoon Oct 06 '22

Heh, it was to make sure no under 18s snuck in.

So it was still a "you want to make sure I'm old enough to be in here? Why thank you!" moment.

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u/FrostySector8296 Oct 06 '22

Same here in Ohio.

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u/tyrannosnorlax Oct 06 '22

It’s not even cause for counseling. The only counseling it requires is the cop involved saying “hey, take that home.”

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u/Rinzy2000 Oct 06 '22

I am 40 and never had pain until a car accident last year. A “minor” fender-bender that left me with massive neck and low back pain and multiple bulging discs and herniations, along with numbness and pain in my feet and hands. Because of my profession, I can’t have a medical card, and of course I don’t want to use opiate pain killers, so I mostly suffer. That being said, absolutely fully supportive of anyone who uses marijuana to deal with their pain or anxiety. And they certainly don’t deserve to be penalized for it.

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u/joeyo1423 Oct 06 '22

Sorry grandma, but it's off to PRISON for you

What an idiotic society we live in

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u/Fxck Oct 06 '22

It should be straight up legal, no counseling needed what the hell

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u/DownvoteDaemon Oct 06 '22

Oh lawd we got old ladies smoking the devil's lettuce? Lawd Jesus fix it.

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u/whyyou- Oct 06 '22

There’s gonna be a lot of pearl clutching in the next few weeks

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u/rveb Oct 06 '22

Counseling for weed possession?? Lmao wow

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u/MothInsideJar Oct 07 '22

that's what they sent me for  ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 

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u/digital_disposition Oct 06 '22

Counselor: So why were you in possession of cannabis?

Me: Cause I was gonna smoke it, what else?

Counselor: Fair enough, have a good day.

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u/Icy-Cheesecake8828 Oct 06 '22

I have Stiff Person Syndrome. Delta 8 is literally saving my life. It doesn't have rebound pain like narcotics and is evening out the worst of my spasms.

I have had spasms that tore both my ACLs. This is not minor shit.

But microdosing with gummies has made things so much better. I just can't even articulate what a difference it has made.

I'm only 47.

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u/white_franklin Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Do you think people with some beer in the fridge need counseling too?

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u/Speedycat45 Oct 06 '22

Op is a fucking clown.

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u/Fxck Oct 06 '22

Even Cupcakes response is pretty clown. No counseling needed, it should be straight up legal in every state similar to alcohol.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

anyone who had cancer, or autoimmune disease woudl take this. i also heard people had severe eczema also took it because it made them forget about itching. eczema is worsened by scratching.

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u/deathclawslayer21 Oct 06 '22

Does that mean these people can now vote?

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u/Supremecrememy Oct 06 '22

Good. Legalize weed so we can tax it and boost the economy already.

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u/dhilldfw Oct 06 '22

The bigger question is why are we denying housing, employment and education to people who have paid their debts to society?

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u/robotbootyhunter Oct 06 '22

The argument is that felons are a liability, and will be prone to commit another crime. Of course, denying them resources turns it into a self fulfilling prophecy.

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u/Rme3P Oct 06 '22

“Degenerate potheads” hahaha. Come on…

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u/FrostyFoss Oct 06 '22

It's called sarcasm.

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u/mynameismulan Oct 06 '22 Helpful

Nah I know OP's playing but that's what conservatives unironically call people who smoke weed though. Nevermind that their wives have been Xan'ed out since 1996 and their kids are probably doing lines of coke with a brown person at a Lil Fuckface concert.

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 06 '22

You can reclaim things though. Queer used to be a derogatory term and now it's one of my favorite words to describe myself.

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u/mynameismulan Oct 06 '22

Pothead, sure. Degenerate, idk about.

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u/Vipermagus Oct 06 '22

As someone who enjoys visual novels and shit: being a complete degenerate is a wonderful thing :)

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u/bobbybox Oct 07 '22

“Degenerate” is becoming a term of endearment in my crowd

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u/LegitimateCrows Oct 06 '22

Using cannabis does not = degenerate. This is a good thing.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Oct 06 '22

The stigma around weed is sad, it's so much more healthier than liquor. Liquor can be so destructive to society in so many ways.

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u/mynameismulan Oct 06 '22

I used to love making little cocktails at home but the alcohol was wreaking havoc on my GI.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Oct 06 '22

Switch to weed, it's so much fun, and no hangover.

I hope you're health is ok!

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u/mynameismulan Oct 06 '22

Thanks! I'm working on it!

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u/Defiant_While_4823 Oct 06 '22

Not even just alcohol, but tobacco and caffeine as well, and yet children can go and buy as many energy drinks as they'd like.

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u/Wendypants7 Oct 06 '22

Don't forget sugar.

Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and sugar are (I'm pretty sure that's all of them) the most socially acceptable intoxicants/drugs almost world wide.

But weed's evil! /s

Yeah, it bugs the shit out of me too, so to speak.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Oct 06 '22

I agree! American energy drinks are like 300mg of caffeine that's nuts! In Canada it's 180 limit

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u/Defiant_While_4823 Oct 06 '22

That's capitalism for ya, same exact reason why fat was demonized by the sugar industry.

To sell more sugary products and gaslight Americans into believing the entire problem is fat.

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u/Inphexous Oct 06 '22

First student loans, then weed. 😭 My dreams are coming true.

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 06 '22

I really hope things like this will get younger people motivated to vote. I used to hear that both parties are the same anyway. Hopefully everyone now realizes they are completely different.

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u/AidenArcadia Oct 06 '22

Republicans will yell socialism no matter what he does so he might as well go all out.

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u/Born_Inspector6265 Oct 06 '22

I am here for everything Dark Brandon is doing

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u/GG7595 Oct 06 '22

I'm not a pot head. I'm a 65 y/0 cáncer patient and cannabis is part of my treatment. I've been consuming 🌿 since '73 and have 2 bachelor degrees in Natural science and Nursing, worked 25+ years and never got in trouble with the law, even when weed was illegal in 🇵🇷. Now with a MMC given by the Commonwealth. It's time to decriminalized a plant and take it out of the schedule classification.

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u/Orgasmic_interlude Oct 06 '22

Let’s go Dank Brandon.

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u/ScaryPratchett Oct 06 '22

God damn it. Points to Brandon. Timing's kind of shady but progress is progress.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Oct 06 '22

If it helps drive turnout to the Dems its a good policy and a good way to motivate people to vote!

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u/michalemabelle Oct 06 '22

This is amazing news!

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u/Far-Acanthaceae-7842 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Im glad that this is happening. I dont think weed is such a bad drug and its medicinal uses are numerous. Should be legal everywhere.

Examples of clinical use : eating disorders, pain management, anxiety

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u/sunlitekid01 Oct 06 '22

BIDEN going for that 'greatest president of all time" title...real fucking hard

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u/Chef6288 Oct 06 '22

Fox News is gonna be losing their minds tonight!

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u/allen_6108 Oct 06 '22

fire one up for joe

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u/seansy5000 Oct 07 '22

I love Biden and I don’t care what anyone else thinks about it.

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u/GRIM_DEZ Oct 07 '22

Calling potheads degenerate is the most incomprehensible sentence I have ready today, what makes someone who enjoys pot a degenerate OP?

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u/Living-Atmosphere-80 Oct 06 '22

Go ahead, call me a pot head. This pot head is 55 years old and just earned a BS in Community Leadership and Educational Studies…..with a 4.0 GPA!

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u/PsychWardSiren Oct 06 '22

That’s awesome, way to go!

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u/DBasterd Oct 06 '22

Finally!! Good!

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u/azmojo1986 Oct 06 '22

All while Trump was trying to sell pardons to dumbass celebrities or his buddies.

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u/mrot777 Oct 07 '22

If more people smoked weed we'd have a better world. Smoke, chill and enjoy life.

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u/Pookells Oct 07 '22

“January 6th good, weed bad” - GOP

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u/warrant2k Oct 07 '22

Commander in Keef.

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u/Scallywag810 Oct 07 '22

conservative pot head takes a rip of their bong .. what the fuck this is tyranny

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u/moschocolate1 Oct 07 '22

While gop are trying to imprison rape survivors for seeking abortions.

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u/TeaVinylGod Oct 06 '22

Only Federal... so for possession to be a Federal crime then you would have had to been caught on Federal land... maybe military... ? Any better insight?

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u/InflamedLiver Oct 06 '22

or anyone guilty of transporting over state lines, maybe? But you're right, I'm not sure how many people this is going to affect if it's only "simple possession" on the federal level.

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u/TeaVinylGod Oct 06 '22

Wouldn't transporting be a different charge?

Caught with it in baggage at an airport? Would that be Federal?

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u/FlyingTaquitoBrother Oct 06 '22

Washington DC too. But it’s also about setting a precedent to encourage state governors to do the same thing.

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u/TeaVinylGod Oct 06 '22

Lots of crimes should be in people's rear view mirror after they are done and mature and head a different direction. But with a record the past keeps coming back to haunt them.

My original comment was mere curiosity of what this crime would entail since most possession charges are state level.

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u/CerealWithIceCream Oct 06 '22

Got a possession charge in a National Park, bro fuck yeah

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u/cowski_NX Oct 06 '22

A pardon will get someone out of jail that is currently serving time, but unless the offense is expunged, it will still show up in a background check. I'm not sure how a simple pardon is going to help when a potential employer/educational institution/landlord is doing a background check...

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u/TFlo904 Oct 06 '22

Is there a second? As in secondly, I'm removing cannabis from the schedule 1 and making recreational legal?

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u/FlyingTaquitoBrother Oct 06 '22

It’s the third, but yes:

I am asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.

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u/ElGosso Oct 06 '22

He initiated the process to have the FDA investigate its scheduling. We don't know what the outcome will be, but tbh I expect to hear about it right before midterms.

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u/satan62 Oct 06 '22

And the Republicans go wild with loss. How will they ever recover from this one! Ha ha ha

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u/bigdiesel1984 Oct 06 '22

Dark Brandon laying the smack down these last few months. Keep on rolling!

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u/YourLictorAndChef Oct 06 '22

Because it's going to come up: There's almost no chance that any dealers are going to be pardoned because DA's love adding "...with intention to distribute," even when it's not technically appropriate.

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u/EvanIsMyName- Oct 06 '22

That's great! Unfortunately it only affects people who were charged in DC. It's a state offense. I looked it up and an estimated 6,500 people, charged between 1992 and 2021 will be affected.

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u/Brylock1 Oct 06 '22

He can only really do it for the District, but that’s a helpful move anyway.

Also, can the District of Columbia finally be turned into a fucking state already?

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u/He_s_One_Shot Oct 06 '22

What about all us productive pot heads?! u/Orange Cone2011

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u/Few_Occasion1891 Oct 06 '22

Dank Brandon!

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u/Shortneckbuzzard Oct 06 '22

Lotta republicans with simple possession charges feeling quite conflicted right about now.

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u/Grouchy-Culture3946 Oct 07 '22

Putting black pot smokers in jail and prison was the right's answer to Civil Rights. I always think about that line in Shel Silverstein's "The Great Smoke Off", From the teenies who smoke legal, to the ones who've done some time, to the old man who smoked “reefer”, back before it was a crime.

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u/zorbacles Oct 07 '22

Will this release anyone in prison for this?

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u/Felon73 Oct 07 '22

Smart move by Biden really. Hold a campaign promise that’s popular with voters on both sides until the midterms and put Republican governors on the spot and make them pick a side on the issue. Still a long way to go though before everyone has the same rights to enjoy and profit from weed.

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u/_dirtywater444 Oct 07 '22

There are so many repubs and libertarians here in Maine who are massive pot heads. Idk how they're gonna handle this.

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u/Po1ymer Oct 07 '22

Degenerate? I bet I’ve achieved more than you.

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u/TheRealCibiIsNotHere Oct 07 '22

Man, Biden doesn’t even know what an L looks like. Man is a damn fine President.

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u/rwbcshw Oct 07 '22

Funny because he's been the one locking them up for 40 years.

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u/This_Mother_Efer Oct 07 '22

Cheers bro I'll smoke to that

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u/AvoidingCares Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

"My pardon will remove this burden"... that should never have existed in the first place.

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u/RonDalarney Oct 07 '22

I have a friend who's 50 but can't travel because of Marijuana possession charges from over 30 years ago. The man deserves a trip to the Bahamas.

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u/Justthisguy_yaknow Oct 07 '22

Good news for the country. All of those people who are now freed to become contributors to their lives and the economy again. It's about time eh?

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u/TastyNuggets13 Oct 06 '22

Lmao who shit in OP's cereal?