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UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback (Colorado and Washington)
Boston.com ^ | 11/20/12

Posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:02 PM PST by Libloather

UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback
AP / November 20, 2012

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Raymond Yans says the approvals send ‘‘a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.’’

Yans heads the International Narcotics Control Board.

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KEYWORDS: colorado; marijuana; un; washington
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by Libloather
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ROFL!!


2 posted on 11/20/2012 6:22:11 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Libloather
US out of the UN
UN out of the US

And not because of the maryjane but rather their interference

3 posted on 11/20/2012 6:22:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Libloather

I would refer this idiot to the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. Enough said.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 6:22:47 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Libloather

I would hope that even those Americans opposed to the new marijuana laws would support the voters against these globalist tyrants.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Libloather

I’m not for decriminalizing pot, but the U.N. can go pound sand. They have no business sticking their damned noses in our affairs.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 6:24:59 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Libloather

Perhaps this will discredit the UN among its liberal supporters in the US


7 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:27 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Libloather

Let’s have a ballot measure, Ban pot or ban the UN. Smoke em if ya got em.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:43 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: steve86

Absolutely!


9 posted on 11/20/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Libloather

You MUST not lower our drug profits!!!


10 posted on 11/20/2012 6:27:32 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Libloather

Not what I would have expected from the UN.

But then again, this just confirms it - the UN is wrong 100% of the time.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 6:28:22 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Libloather
Raymond Yans says the approvals send ‘‘a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.’’

Very strange.

Use of cannabis has been legal in the Netherlands for years. Britain simple does not enforce their drug laws where cannabis is concerned and yet I have never heard of the UN worrying about the how these nations laws would send the wrong message abroad about this dreadful drug.

I hope the UN isn’t expecting the US to be the leader to world any more. After all Obama is a leader from behind kind of despot.

12 posted on 11/20/2012 6:29:42 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Libloather
This is just too humorous.

I can imagine the lefties who live and die for Agenda 21 now being put in a bind over one of their heartfelt issues by the people they look to for help in deconstructing our Constitution.

What ever will they do when their imaginary world clashes with reality?

13 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:08 PM PST by Baynative
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To: ZULU

bttt


14 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather
"The INCB has no enforcement ability."

..snort..

15 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:37 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Libloather
If I have to chose between pot heads or the u.n.

There is no choice, I'll take the pot heads any day over those bastards at the u.n.

16 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:43 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Libloather

What the heck is a “ballot rollback”?


17 posted on 11/20/2012 6:33:28 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Libloather
Tar and feather him. This is a democracy.
Demand reimbursement for all the dues the USA has payed to the UN. The UN is UNconstitutional and UNamerican. Defund the UN.
18 posted on 11/20/2012 6:36:36 PM PST by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: steve86

Re> I would hope that ... Americans ... would support the voters against these globalist tyrants.

Obama | Romney
55.8 | 41.7 Washington (12)
51.2 | 46.5 Colorado (9)

I should support them? They are already rotten from the inside. I suspect Arizona might resist UN interference. Probably not for much longer though. But these two are past the point.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:38:34 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable. You'll need the extra dough later on.)
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To: Libloather
It's the UN's wet dream to run international drug enforcement operations.

Just think of all the asset-forfeiture land they could acquire for the UN Empire.

20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:38:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Libloather
This guy is not up to speed.

Hows this for a positive message abroad?

21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:39:54 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: jonatron
This is a democracy

Stop saying that.

People believing that democracy is a good thing is how we got in to this socialist welfare state mess that we find ourselves in.

This is a republic. WE DO NOT WANT TO BE A DEMOCRACY.

Democracy is mob rule. Unless you want rule by the likes of Occupy Wall Street crowd get over this democracy thing.

22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:45:07 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MestaMachine
You MUST not lower our drug profits!!!

Bingo!

23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:48:16 PM PST by A message
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To: ri4dc

Sure, you should support them on this kind of an issue of liberty. If you don’t you are being childish and care even less for your country than many of those Obama voters.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Libloather

A “new world order” with “one world government”.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:56 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Nice


26 posted on 11/20/2012 6:51:08 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: jonatron
Tar and feather him.

Who is this bastard and what's his address?

This is a democracy.

Actually this is a republic.

27 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:13 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Libloather

First of all, I don’t smoke and do an occasional beer. However living here in Colorado, I voted for Amend 64 on marijuana more as a states rights issue. For the UN, the best thing they can do it mind their own business and FOAD.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Libloather

Why are not potheads screaming for all medical drugs to be legalized? We should be a free people, and not need expensive prescriptions in order to take an antibiotic, or some other drug we decide that we might need to take. It is easy enough to do your own research and figure out what drug you might need, and if you are willing to experiment on yourself, you should be free to do so. Most would still go to their expensive doctors to find out what to take, but for the rest of us, whatever happened to our freedom? Plus, look at the people who die of cancer, who would be willing to try new experimental drugs, but cannot because they haven’t been “approved” by the FDR. Look at all the cures that have been canned because they don’t make drug companies billions of dollars. The important thing is that all of the bought off drug companies prosper, not whether the people die horrible, debilitating deaths or not. There are many causes around freedom to champion that are far better than defending being potheads.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 7:14:06 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Libloather

It’s a beautiful thing watching drug warriors, domestic and foreign, yammer and bleat.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:54 PM PST by Ken H
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To: CharlotteVRWC

If will put a huge dent in the UN’s drug sales


31 posted on 11/20/2012 7:35:03 PM PST by molson209
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To: Libloather

The UN doesn’t want legal pot. It cuts into their trade.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:19 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Bellflower

I try, but I just can’t peel myself away from the cartoon network.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:58 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Libloather

Drug laws always were and always will be a means to grow the totalitarian government and oppress the people.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 7:59:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Ah, thank you for the correction! Unfortunately our republic is becoming a democracy or rabble-ocracy.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 8:01:07 PM PST by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: Libloather

P.S. It is no coincidence that the WOD started under Woodrow Wilson, the president that did more to destroy the republic than any other.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 8:03:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: DJ Frisat

Same here.

UN out now.

When the rest of the world catches up to the US in science, technology, and charity, I might consider listening to their opinions. Until then, they can go home and clean their own houses.


37 posted on 11/20/2012 8:23:27 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Libloather

Hey! Stay out of our business! With Communism USA now on the fast track, we Americans are going to need all of the drugs we can get! I’m not playing that Vodka crap like the Russkis used to deal with communism there.


38 posted on 11/20/2012 8:33:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: DJ Frisat

Damn straight. I’m not a fan of legalization (Colorado’s getting pretty crazy) - but the UN can GET F*CKED!

We’re okay though, guys. We have the totally competent Susan Rice to negotiate our surrender.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 8:54:07 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Libloather

Geez


40 posted on 11/20/2012 9:41:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Viennacon
totally competent

Someone's bucking for a cabinet position. /sarc

41 posted on 11/20/2012 10:05:08 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: CORedneck

I live in Washington State and am wondering why having more pot available to people is a good thing? I voted against it for that very reason.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 10:08:03 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: CORedneck
However living here in Colorado, I voted for Amend 64 on marijuana more as a states rights issue

Same here in Washington. Nice to meet you.

43 posted on 11/20/2012 11:45:34 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: Pontiac

It has nothing to do with cannabis, and everything to do with challenging big government, IMO.


44 posted on 11/21/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: Bellflower

I’m with you for the most part, but not on the antibiotics. When people misuse them, they ruin their effectiveness for all of us. We’re already losing the race with bacteria building resistance, if we let everyone misuse them to their heart’s content, I’d be willing to bet antibiotics would be worthless within our lifetimes.


45 posted on 11/21/2012 9:50:10 AM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: DennisR; CORedneck
I live in Washington State and am wondering why having more pot available to people is a good thing?

Those in your government don’t care whether there is more pot or not. There priorities are first raising revenue by taxing pot smokers and second reducing the number of non-violent offenders in their jails.

Not a pot smoker myself but I can understand the point. Jailing pot smokers makes little sense unless they are driving under the influence.

But somebody that wants to sit at home listening to Pink Floyd while eating pizza and smoking pot does not present a danger to the public worthy of imprisonment.

If they can reduce taxation on booze by taxing pot and keep more violent criminals in jail longer by not sending pot smokers to jail they got my vote.

46 posted on 11/21/2012 4:47:31 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Darth Reardon
Except that it is the doctors who have caused them to be heavily over used in the first place. With a little knowledge many people would not have used them so heavily as their doctors prescribed for them to use them. They would give them out like gumdrops to people who had viruses such as colds to placate them into thinking that something was being done for them, and they likely got kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies for selling them.

I have used an extremely small amount of them in my lifetime, because I know the risks. I have used them less than I have been prescribed them. If knowledge was king, rather than blind trust of authorities, such as doctors, the people could be trusted to make just as good as decisions as professionals and without the added pressure of being used to make money off from them. I think most people would get medical consultation anyway, but would be more responsible about their own personal medical decisions.

Interesting thing is that with my pets I often out knowledge the vets, who finally come to the point of prescribing what I knew was best in the first place.

47 posted on 11/21/2012 8:02:54 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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A total 12,408,899 people were arrested last year — with one marijuana-related arrest every 42 seconds, according to analysis of FBI statistics released last week. The No. 1 arrest charge in the U.S. was drug abuse violations. More than 81 percent of the 1,531,251 arrests stemmed from possession, while the remainder were for sales and manufacturing.

I don't want to pay for this.

The war on drugs has been a dismal failure by any measure.

People are smoking it now - better to have the money for it come to the state coffers than to drug cartels in Mexico where it funds violence.

And finally it's a stand up vote for states rights.

48 posted on 11/21/2012 8:59:19 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: MarMema

“People are smoking it now - better to have the money for it come to the state coffers than to drug cartels in Mexico where it funds violence.”

Hm...so you want more pot at cheaper prices (possibly) and widespread availability so your kids and grandkids can be taught that - because pot is legal - it is okay to smoke? I agree with you on States’ rights - no problem. But to have a hallucinogenic substance widely availabe in a free society cannot produce anything good. There will be more impaired people on the road...just like alcohol. I would rather pay for an unending “war” than open the door and let the Trojan horse in the front gate.


49 posted on 11/24/2012 9:33:29 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR

How have we survived all these years with spray paint sitting on the shelves at Wal-Mart?


50 posted on 11/24/2012 9:38:37 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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