Not sure if they want political arguments around here but unfortunately liberals have done more to destroy states rights on issues than anyone else. On almost every issue they want to use the federal government to undermine state level decisions, but on this one issue they claim states rights somehow? I'm all for states rights as laid out in the constitution but libs have spent the last 120 years destroying the 10th amendment.
Also don't forget that in 2009 and 2010 liberals could have easily legalized it through the legislative process but they didn't even touch the issue.
So I'm going to toe a line here and actually defend liberals--but want to do so without coming off as one, because outside of some social issues; I'm far from one personally. Long ago I learned that while liberals said the right things and wanted to do them, they became (and still are) spineless when it came to opposition from the right wing.
As for liberals "not touching the issue in 2010 or 2009," nobody did. This is just my opinion being in non legal states based on observation--and full disclosure--I live in Chicago but have been to Seattle, Portland, and aim to go to Colorado soon.
But nobody wants to be the first to make it legal. And many politicians when a general consensus of citizens don't care toeing this line kind of line because its almost akin to prohibition back in the 20s when they tried that fad. Politicians everywhere seemingly don't want to commit political suicide, because going back to this country's early days--we're descendants (unless you're an immigrant) of religious tightwads, and they have evolved. Its one of the reasons we're one of the most restrictive 1st world countries, and among the least free if you really look at it. Republicans, and everybody except libertarians and green party people are in the same boat as liberals in your example. It goes both ways.
As for the federal government sticking its hand in everything--yeah--they've definitely (F)!ed some things up. They've also done some excellent things and made excellent policies a century ago that are still alive and well today, its almost miraculous; but its almost lost on people these days because its about the new American mindset--where compromise is weakness and you only win if you take 100% from the other party.
But they kind of have to in some instances. I'm sorry--but half of the country wanted slavery a long time ago. They had to step in. And I get that's a cheap example on some people likely brushed aside by "well that was over 150 years ago" counter. There are just some careless red states out there (blue too, Illinois is a big one), but I'm going to focus on the red ones. States like Idaho, Kansas, Oklahoma, and many "flyover" states practice voodoo economics--or this hilarious, con-artist idea that slashing taxes and revenue to nothing then spending a lot and putting it on the credit card, and then promoting privatization--which is far too hit and miss.....almost make them 3rd world country woes.
Idaho has sold over 40% of state owned land (state parks, things like that) to China and other corporate industries since 2000 (From Idaho dept of land & wilderness). They're that broke. Not even 17 full years into the 21st century, and almost half of their land is gone.
Sam Brownback has (F)!ed every family/household making less than 60k together in Kansas. And he keeps getting elected. You read about struggling families who need the help and feel bad--but still somehow wonder how the hell he convinces people to vote for him again.
Many states destroy education, and that becomes apparent when you see some idiots across the country become flabbergasted when their guy, Trump, won--yet they voted to lose their own healthcare, important resources like after-school programs, single parent aid, specific and necessary services for disabled, and many more.
Or you could be like North Carolina, where nobody with a straight face can be convincing in saying the bathroom law made by that McRory tool is anything other than just hate against trans people.
Yeah--it can get almost exhausting and annoying when the federal government oversteps and meddles in something it shouldn't, but they have to at times--otherwise dumbass states with dumbass people electing weasel politicians who make dumbass laws and/or decisions which clearly violate people's rights in some way (or just make the highest bidder happy).
And normally, its in the name of "defense" or safety or some horseshit like that. And the government being a safety net for dumbass states doesn't seem to be a bad thing when its stuff like hurricane/disaster relief. I remember when that fat 'F!' Chris Christie, talking about running for president--slamming former president Obama--then when the hurrican hit? Begging like a little bitch for relief and aid.
'F!' politicians. They don't care about any of us. They wan their friends who are the highest bidders to be happy and couldn't give a 'F!' about you or I--unless we got the dough.
As for pot: I don't care for indica or sativa. Good weed is good weed. Bad weed is bad weed. I keep it simple--give me the good stuff; whether its the stuff that 'clocks me over the head' like someone posted above, or just makes me an immovable blob that melted into my couch.
3) Bong / Blunt / Pipe?
4) Thoughts on store bought edibles?
Normally I'm a pipe guy, but Bong interests me.
Edibles are great--just have an idea, or ask your connect how potent they can be, because I had a baked good not long ago--and normally it needs an hour or two to kick in for the hours of great feeling--but in this instant it made me immovable for 16 hours.
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