From Politico: Marijuana vote poses November risk for Democrats

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    I understand that while loosening marijuana restrictions is polling in the high 60s, low 70s, complete and total opposition to current policies and tightening things back up is polling as high as 8%.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Jaybird
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      But they didn’t just take marijuana off the Controlled Substances Act schedules and leave the rest up to the states. They left the door open for the FDA to jump into the regulation business, which seems inevitable. They charge a federal tax at a point in the supply chain where many states don’t charge a tax, which may require the states to restructure their own regulations. They don’t settle the interstate commerce questions. They don’t withdraw from the UN convention on narcotics, they simply put the US in direct violation of one of that treaty’s requirements. It looks to me like a “feel good” bill with a whole lot of unintended consequences down the road.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain
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        It’s an awful bill. 100%.

        It’s an awful bill that is better than the status quo.

        Even the worst case scenario of the bill not passing has the consequences of someone, somewhere, saying “well, maybe we could write a bill that could still let us get our beaks wet but might actually pass?”Report

  2. Avatar LeeEsq
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    Those horses aren’t going to race themselves.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird
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    Huh. Let’s see if this flips around in the next six weeks. It’s low-hanging fruit (and has obviously been low-hanging fruit since somewhere around 60% in the polling).

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    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Jaybird
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      Apparently Biden suggests that people convicted of marijuana use go to mandatory rehab.

      This strikes me as vaguely inappropriate on the level of someone found having enjoyed a sixer on a Friday night be mandated to go to AA.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird
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    And now Schumer is vaguely on board, vaguely.

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