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   CNN makes sure to use quotation marks when referring to marijuana prohibition. Cause, you know it's not really prohibition

02 Dec 2012 11:42 AM   |   6807 clicks   |   CNN
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Weaver95    [TotalFark]  
Detractors of marijuana legalization say there are serious health consequences, and argue the drug is often a gateway to more harmful, addictive substances.

those are called 'lies' and people aren't falling for them anymore.

02 Dec 2012 10:29 AM
Ender's    [TotalFark]  
Detractors of marijuana legalization say there are serious health consequences,

*bzzzt*

....and argue the drug is often a gateway to more harmful, addictive substances.


*BZZZZZZZZT*

02 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
CNN makes sure to use quotation marks when referring to marijuana prohibition. Cause, you know it's not really prohibition.

CNN uses quotation marks around a direct quote from subjects of an interview.

02 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
My cousin's neighbor's older brother gave some Marijuana to a girl once and when he got back to the car after going to get some rubbers...they made sweet, safe, sensual and consensual love many times that evening.

02 Dec 2012 11:14 AM
Ender's    [TotalFark]  
TL;DR - You can't legislate derp

02 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  
As much as the DEA would surely love to arrest everyone in Washington and Colorado, they've got a serious problem here with the legalization efforts. without the help of state and local cops, they can't fight the good fight against cannabis. they NEED local support, otherwise they don't have enough money to do anything useful.

other than a few flashy high profile actions, the best thing the DEA can do is find someone to make an example of and hope the federal courts reverse what the states are doing.

02 Dec 2012 11:18 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
This is the sort of hard-hitting "news" that I expect from CNN.

02 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
BronyMedic     

Weaver95: As much as the DEA would surely love to arrest everyone in Washington and Colorado, they've got a serious problem here with the legalization efforts. without the help of state and local cops, they can't fight the good fight against cannabis. they NEED local support, otherwise they don't have enough money to do anything useful.

other than a few flashy high profile actions, the best thing the DEA can do is find someone to make an example of and hope the federal courts reverse what the states are doing.


The problem is that a shift in the political climate would be all they would need to bring prohibition back - say, for example, Romney had won instead of Obama. Feds control a large amount of funding to these states, their law enforcement, and numerous other programs. All they would have to do would be to make it like the nationwide BAC standard - set an arbitrary limit which if the state didn't enforce, they would cut federal funding to essential programs.

However, I've often stated that decriminalization is going to be the easy part. Retail legalization is going to be the hard part.

Weaver95: those are called 'lies' and people aren't falling for them anymore.


And anyone who calls marijuana a gateway drug should throw up a red flag, and be seen as unreliable. It's just about as factual as "Reefer Madness" was a documentary.

02 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
Marijuana is a gateway to laughter and creativity. Am I going to hell for that?

02 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
It's worse than alcohol prohitibition. We actually worried about following the Constitution back then.

02 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
I'm going to go get potted up on weed and drive now.

02 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  

Snarfangel: This is the sort of hard-hitting "news" that I expect from CNN.


You'd rather rely on "fair and balanced" from Fox? Go for it, non-thinking person.

02 Dec 2012 11:50 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Marijuana is a gateway to laughter and creativity. Am I going to hell for that?

A friend thought he was funny and creative when stoned. He was dull and his writing was awful.

02 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
AliceBToklasLives     
FTA: "Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago."

Yes, CNN, a century ago it would have been unthinkable to see someone drinking on TV.

02 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
sno man    [TotalFark]  
....and argue the drug is often a gateway to more harmful, addictive substances.

like alcohol?

02 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
it's a gateway to being stupid

02 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
Hector Remarkable    [TotalFark]  
I took the quotation marks as, "prohibition" has quotation marks around it because we're specifically invoking the word's primary association, in reference to the ALCOHOL prohibition that ended in 1933.

By making this comparison, it seemed to me that CNN was directly predicting that the laws against marijuana, like alcohol historically, will be lifted eventually.

02 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

Since we didn't, ya know.. like HAVE any farking televisions nearly a century ago.

That's some mighty fine "Journalism" you got there CNNtards.

02 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
Shrugging Atlas     
But...REEFER MADNESS!

02 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  

ZAZ: Marijuana is a gateway to laughter and creativity. Am I going to hell for that?

A friend thought he was funny and creative when stoned. He was dull and his writing was awful.


Yeah, i'm sorry your friend sucks?

02 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
machoprogrammer     
Marijuana is bad news. I know a guy who did marijuana once. 10 years later, he died in a car crash. Coincidence? I don't think so.

02 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  
Perhaps because "prohibition" often seems to have the opposite of its intended effect.

02 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
InternetSecurityGuard     
I don't care about marijuana one way or the other. I just think it's healthy to see the states push back against the federal government every once in a while.

02 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
germ78     

AliceBToklasLives: FTA: "Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago."

Yes, CNN, a century ago it would have been unthinkable to see someone drinking on TV.


/FTFY

02 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
nmemkha     

Ender's: Detractors of marijuana legalization say there are serious health consequences,

*bzzzt*

....and argue the drug is often a gateway to more harmful, addictive substances.


*BZZZZZZZZT*


The same tired propaganda ...

02 Dec 2012 12:03 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

LlamaGirl: I'm going to go get potted up on weed and drive now.


I actually just smoked the dregs out of last nights bowl, and am loading another one to fire up on the 16th or 17th hole.

02 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
Potted up on weed youse guys! We are farked!!!

02 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  

MFAWG: LlamaGirl: I'm going to go get potted up on weed and drive now.

I actually just smoked the dregs out of last nights bowl, and am loading another one to fire up on the 16th or 17th hole.


Don't shoot your eye out. Marijuana is dangerous!

02 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
germ78     
Guess which legal, inhibition lowering gateway drug introduced me to marijuana?

/hint: the legal machinery that was put into place to curb its use wound up being redirected towards MJ back in the 30s

02 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

germ78: AliceBToklasLives: FTA: "Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago."

Yes, CNN, a century ago it would have been unthinkable to see someone drinking on TV.

/FTFY


The first demonstration of the instantaneous transmission of still silhouette images was by Georges Rignoux and A. Fournier in Paris in 1909, using a rotating mirror-drum as the scanner and a matrix of 64 selenium cells as the receiver.

HAHA... You're wrong - dorks of old transmitted a dandy having a cocktail in silhouette.

02 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
heap     

germ78: Guess which legal, inhibition lowering gateway drug introduced me to marijuana?


a fat mexican named Raul introduced me to marijuana.

i should probably send Raul a christmas card.

02 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  

germ78: Guess which legal, inhibition lowering gateway drug introduced me to marijuana?

/hint: the legal machinery that was put into place to curb its use wound up being redirected towards MJ back in the 30s


Caffeine?

02 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
Rapmaster2000     
Marijuana ruined my life. One time I did the marijuana and now I write for CNN.

02 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
douchebag/hater     
It's not.

And this: Seriously, how many people alive now - and smoking dope- were alive when smoking dope was legal?

One? 10?

Not enough to call it 'prohibition' in same way alcohol was prohibited.

No, people want legalized pot for no other reason than to keep from getting arrested.

Will pot smokers face the same violations as drunk drivers?
Will there be a call for 'treatment' centers to deal with all the new cases of pot abuse?

Be smart and logical about it and don't legalize pot and avoid all the new users.

Besides:
1) Don't we as a society have enough problems with legalized alcohol?
and
2) How do you rectify stopping tobacco use but allowing marijuana use? Both involve inhaling dangerous substances; if you think that pot is as pure as the driven snow with no known risks you're a willful fool.

02 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
James F. Campbell     

ZAZ: A friend thought he was funny and creative when stoned. He was dull and his writing was awful.


Better than being dull and an awful writer while sober, like you.

02 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
Ban all vices! Junk foods! Candy! Cookies!

02 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
heap     

douchebag/hater: No, people want legalized pot for no other reason than to keep from getting arrested.


yah, that's a pretty good reason, really.

02 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
I can make the rhetoric used to ban alcohol and pot also fit beef or sugar.

A chunk of the argument wouldn't have any relation to reality, which is par for the course.

02 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

LlamaGirl: MFAWG: LlamaGirl: I'm going to go get potted up on weed and drive now.

I actually just smoked the dregs out of last nights bowl, and am loading another one to fire up on the 16th or 17th hole.

Don't shoot your eye out. Marijuana is dangerous!


The only thing in danger will be the burger and fries I plan to have after my round, and MAYBE the maintenance shed to the left of 18 fairway.

Won't SOMEBODY think of the maintenance shed?

02 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
Taylor Mental     
It gave a warm fuzzy to the Fix News viewers giving their remote controls a weekly try.

02 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
BafflerMeal     
Aliens.

02 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  

Rapmaster2000: Marijuana ruined my life. One time I did the marijuana and now I write for CNN.


You poor man! :( 

/Just in case anyone thinks I am serious, I vastly prefer CNN to Fox and MSNBC. On the other hand, if news were a food item, it would be a marshmallow.

02 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
Seth'n'Spectrum     

machoprogrammer: Marijuana is bad news. I know a guy who did marijuana once. 10 years later, he died in a car crash. Coincidence? I don't think so.


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"He's dead!"

02 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
Agent Smiths Laugh     

ZAZ: Marijuana is a gateway to laughter and creativity. Am I going to hell for that?

A friend thought he was funny and creative when stoned. He was dull and his writing was awful.


You bore me.

02 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
Taylor Mental     

Ender's: Detractors of marijuana legalization say there are serious health consequences,

*bzzzt*

....and argue the drug is often a gateway to more harmful, addictive substances.


*BZZZZZZZZT*


I had coffee this morning. By noon I was chugging down 4 Loco. By the time the sun went down I had hocked my car, lost the house and sold the kids into slavery all for an 8 ball of meth.

02 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
Ow My Balls     

BronyMedic: And anyone who calls marijuana a gateway drug should throw up a red flag, and be seen as unreliable. It's just about as factual as "Reefer Madness" was a documentary.


A couple of Christmases ago, I was arguing with my 50-year-old law enforcement brother-in-law and, in the same room, a younger guy in his twenties also in law enforcement who was dating my niece-in-law, both of them adamant that legalizing marijuana would obviously lead to lots and lots of people suddenly trying harder drugs like Cocaine, and also that we shouldn't condone such dangerous behavior as smoking marijuana in the first place, that people should be sober and with it in general and it's a proper function of the government and the police to force people to be sober, straight and productive members of society for their own good.

At some point, you just smile and nod with these types of people.

/social conservatives for the Fail

02 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
jigger     

badhatharry: It's worse than alcohol prohitibition. We actually worried about following the Constitution back then.


general welfare, commerce, necessary and proper...the feds can ban whatever they want, whenever they want

02 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Hobodeluxe     

ZAZ: Marijuana is a gateway to laughter and creativity. Am I going to hell for that?

A friend thought he was funny and creative when stoned. He was dull and his writing was awful.


but did you ever try reading his stuff....ON WEED!!!

02 Dec 2012 12:23 PM
jigger     

wildcardjack: I can make the rhetoric used to ban alcohol and pot also fit beef or sugar.

A chunk of the argument wouldn't have any relation to reality, which is par for the course.


Alcohol is actually addictive and dangerous when abused, unlike the other ones. Ok, sugar can kill you slowly over time if you way overuse it.

02 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
Taylor Mental     
Here's your not really prohibition, dumbfarks. Link

02 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
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