Chronicle AM: Trump Delays Border Shutdown Over Drugs, Migrants; NH House Approves Legal Pot, More... (4/5/19)

Trump pushes his threat to close down the border into the future, migrant workers in the state-legal marijuana industry are being denied citizenship, New Hampshire is one step closer to marijuana legalization, and more.

The US-Mexico border. No shutdown this year, Trump now says. (Creative Commons)
Marijuana Policy

Legal Marijuana Industry Workers Are Being Denied Citizenship. At least two immigrant workers in Colorado's state-legal marijuana industry have been denied citizenship under a US Citizenship and Immigration Services policy that automatically denies citizenship to immigrants working in a business that involves a Schedule I drug. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) has sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr (R) advocating for a change in the policy.

Arkansas Decriminalization Bill Stalled. A bill to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana an administrative infraction instead of a misdemeanor failed to advance out of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday. Instead, bill sponsor Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock) pulled HB 1972 after the committee requested more research instead of passing it.

New Hampshire House Approves Legalization Bill. The House voted 200-163 Thursday to approve HB 481, which would legalize marijuana in the Granite State. The bill's tax structure was amended in the House. Instead of a $30 an ounce tax as originally proposed, the bill now contains a 5% tax at the wholesale/cultivation level and a 9% tax at the retail level. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Democrats hold a 14-10 majority. Gov. Chris Sununu (R) remains opposed to legalizing marijuana.

Washington Bill Would Change Penalty for Sales to Minors from Felony to Misdemeanor. A bill to drastically reduce the penalty for sales to minors has passed the House and is now before the Senate Rules Committee. Under current law, any sales to minors is a felony, but HB 1792 would take that penalty from a felony down to a misdemeanor—unless the seller knew the buyer was a minor.

The Border

Trump Gives Mexico a Year to Stop the Flow of Drugs, Migrants. Retreating from his vow to shut down the US-Mexico border this week President Trump now says he will give Mexico a year to end the flow of migrants and illicit drugs across the border. If the problem persists, he said, he will impose auto tariffs, and if that doesn't work, he will then shut the border. "You know I will do it. I don’t play games. ... so we’re doing it to stop people. We’re gonna give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don’t stop, or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars. The whole ballgame is cars. ... and if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border," Trump told reporters at the White House. That is a significant retreat from his vow on March 29 to close the border "next week."

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Marijuana Legalization: Fact-based, or Faith-based?

Trump hates drugs.  Republicans hate drugs.

This isn't exactly breaking news... There are no "pro-legalization" Republicans.

Those Republicans who say they are pro-legalization are misrepresenting themselves; in fact, they take their identity from the Republican party.

Those Trump-supporting Republicans who say they support marijuana legalization are actually only "faith-based" marijuana legalizers. These are Republicans, who simply believe, against all evidence, that if you will only give your heart to Jesus and your ass to Trump, (to borrow from Full Metal Jacket), then America will be great "again", and that will, naturally, include marijuana legalization. 

 

But marijuana legalization is fact-based, not faith based.  That's why we don't need to be taking advice or direction from Republicans on ending the War on Drugs.

Trump just said he will shut down the Mexican border over the War on Drugs!  Use your brain, people!

 

Democrats are for marijuana legalization.  Republicans are for more marijuana prohibition.

Therefore, if you vote Democratic, you are voting for marijuana legalization.  That's a good thing!

Likewise,  if you vote Republican, you are voting for more marijuana prohibition.  That's a bad thing.

 

Republicans defend... Trump.  That's it, that's all.  No other principle!

And Trump is a treasonous fucking scumbag, which makes Republicans treasonous fucking scumbags.  These are not the people you want in charge of anything. 

Republicans advocate for a faith based Judiciary: if it exonerates Trump, believe it; if it incriminates Trump, don't believe it.

Republicans advocate for a faith-based Press: if it's good press about Trump, believe it; if it's bad press about Trump, don't believe it. 

That's why dumbfuck Trump supporters will believe anything.  (So long as it is good for Trump.)  Because, their views are not fact based, they are faith based, and Trump is their cult of choice.

Democrats are for America!  Republicans are not.  Republicans are for Russia.  Why?  I already told you -- because Trump is for Russia.  

That's what the (R) stands for now.  Who knew?

Trump hates drugs.  That means Republicans hate drugs.

To legalize marijuana, vote Democratic in 2020!!  Register now!!

https://www.vote.org

 

 

Republicans don't stand for shit! except kissing and protecting  the great white ass of their traitorous, terrorist man-baby, Trump.  They will tell any lie and commit any atrocity to that end.

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"Border security" is pointless without National Security

What is the freaking point of building an idiotic wall on the Mexican border, when the asshole who is building that idiotic wall is a goddamn Russian operative, giving away classified intelligence secrets to the Russian ambassador and the Russian foreign minister, right in the goddamn Oval Office?

So-called "border security" is pointless and meaningless without national security.   The enemy agent is already living in the fucking White House.  And he's got you Republican dumbfucks shitting your pants in fear of a caravan full of latinas and ninas.

Republicans are chicken-shit fools.  You pussies!

National Security is what matters. Isn't it obvious that border security doesn't mean shit when national security is compromised? 

Trump has played his idiot base for fools, and they still can't fucking figure out the difference between border security and national security.

Trump is a goddamn traitor.  Fuck that treasonous piece of shit.

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I don't want to live in Russia! So, Yes! I am P.O.'d!!

I don't want to live in the American branch of the Russian government.

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