This Won’t End Well, Trump Names Rabid Cannabis Prohibitionist as Drug Czar

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In a move likely indicative of a coming resurgence in the long-running “war on drugs,” the Trump administration has appointed extreme marijuana prohibitionist, Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino to serve as U.S. drug czar, according to a report by CBS News. As drug czar, Marino would be responsible for coordinating drug control strategy and federal government funding of the “drug war.”

Marino is known as a rabid hardliner on drug policy, going so far as to proclaim that nonviolent drug offenders should be placed in a “hospital-slash-prison.” Congressman Marino is set to resign his position in the House to direct the Office of National Drug Policy Control, which advises President Trump on drug policy.

Since 2011, Marino has voted against amendments on three different occasions that would have prohibited the U.S Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis laws and allowed Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to give military veterans medical cannabis recommendations, according to MassRoots.

Additionally, Marino voted against a law to protect state-controlled CBD programs from federal crackdowns and has at least twice opposed industrial hemp legislation. Perhaps the biggest irony here is the fact that Marino, in an October interview with the Sun-Gazette, had the nerve to absurdly claim he’s a “states’ rights guy.”

In the same interview, he noted that the only way he would ever agree to legalizing cannabis would be after “a really in-depth medical scientific study.” Revealing his extreme level of ignorance about the veracity of medicinal cannabis, Marino said:

“If it does help people one way or another, then produce it in pill form … You can’t smoke it for this, but you take a pill. But don’t make an excuse because you want to smoke marijuana. Look what’s happening to states and cities who are legalizing it. They are running into a lot of problems.”

Revealing his extremist views on drug policy in testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, Marino noted:

“One treatment option I have advocated for years would be placing nondealer, nonviolent drug abusers in a secured hospital-type setting under the constant care of health professionals. Once the person agrees to plead guilty to possession, he or she will be placed in an intensive treatment program until experts determine that they should be released under intense supervision. If this is accomplished, then the charges are dropped against that person. The charges are only filed to have an incentive for that person to enter the hospital-slash-prison, if you want to call it.”

The appointment of a rapid prohibitionist as drug czar, in addition to having Attorney General Jeff “good people don’t smoke marijuana” Sessions helming the DOJ, seemingly indicates that we will see states’ rights rolled back in favor of allowing federal interference in state policy.

There is a clear and present danger of the combination of Sessions at the helm of the DOJ, and Marino as drug czar. They can attempt to usher in major policy changes that will likely result in a crackdown in states that have legalized the recreational, and even the medicinal use, of cannabis.

If Jeff Sessions appointment to Attorney General wasn’t enough of a wake-up call regarding the extreme danger legal cannabis currently faces, the appointment of Marino should elucidate that a major crackdown on marijuana is on the horizon.

Make no mistake that all available evidence suggests the federal government is preparing to turn the clock back on cannabis policy. Please share this extremely important information, as the fate of legal cannabis in the United States likely hangs in the balance.

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  • Marino should get along fine with Jeff Sessions.

  • Rick E.

    The swamp just got murkier and deeper!

    • It’s spilling over onto the remains of the Constitution at this rate.

  • William the Resolute

    The pot must somehow be disrupting the societal programming operation that the NSA owned media is engaged in….can’t have that.

    • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

      Alpha Waves

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      phenomenon called “alpha blocking” may occur which involves excessive
      beta activity and very little alpha. Essentially the beta waves “block
      out the production of alpha because we become too aroused.

      Frequency range: 8 Hz to 12 Hz (Moderate)
      Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
      Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
      Optimal: Relaxation
      Increase alpha waves: Alcohol, marijuana, relaxants, some antidepressants

  • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

    War creates enhanced wealth for those that stand behind the machine itself … The War on Drugs is no different!

    • Lindajhoke

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        Yeah … Right … But, do you swallow?

    • James Wood

      Right, they’re not in it to win it.

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  • mark hauser

    It’s about time we get strong on drug addicted losers.

    • Rick E.

      Yeah, especially the alcohol addicted losers that kill themselves (and others), via accidents and cirrhosis of the liver. (over 75,000 deaths a year in the USA).
      Sure, you offer sound logic, enlightenment, and accurate assessment of “drug addicted losers”.
      I myself, have a medical marijuana permit, and am very well-off financially DESPITE my marijuana usage. How can one rationalize THAT??

    • David

      and alcohol is not a drug? we shouldn;t deny every alcoholic in America their absolute right to drink themselves to death now should we?

    • GAZOO2

      Losers like Micheal Phelps ?

      • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        I think he means losers like Sir Richard Branson.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      “I had not yet learned that there is something peculiar about illicit drugs: if they don’t always make the drug user behave irrationally, they certainly cause many nonusers to behave that way.” Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School.

      Case in point, the ignorance addicted loser above.

  • Asylumsix

    I’ve always agree that drug addicts should be put in treatment and not jail especially those taken hold of by the opioid/meth epidemic however… Forcing them to plead guilty and the other BS is nothing but bullplop…

  • GAZOO2

    Hillary Clinton: We Can’t Legalize Drugs Because ‘There Is Just Too Much Money in It’ |
    http://govtslaves.info/hillary-clinton-we-cant-legalize-drugs-because-there-is-just-too-much-money-in-it/

  • GAZOO2
  • A damn shame.

  • John C Carleton

    Two reasons grass is kept illegal by the prostitutes in DC. One, the CIA/ Elites, would loose a huge amount of smuggling drug money, and using grass seems to do away with the “need” of people to be controlled by a big brother/ government. The minions of DC know this, and they want more control over you and your children. Ok, three reasons. The medical association don’t like it either as it can relate a slew of pills, with benefits and not deadly side effects you get with pills.

  • Chuck Morrison

    There has already been too much legalization among various states to roll it back now. People are fed up with the nanny state and Big Government overreach. I predict if this ignorant fool orders raids on legitimate tax-paying businesses and farms that are obeying all state laws, that the backlash will be severe. There will be blood, and people will die. It could also tilt California, and possibly Oregon and Washington as well, towards secession. I don’t think such efforts will ultimately succeed, but a lot of people could die, and a lot of lives could otherwise be destroyed. All senseless, of course. And this fool even opposed industrial hemp!?! Of course, he’s probably afraid people will grow sativa and indica in among the hemp plants. Can you imagine living your life in FEAR that someone might get away with using cannabis? I bet he doesn’t realize that evidence indicates that cannabis was one of the ingredients used in the incense burned in the Tabernacle and the Temple. If God likes the smell of burning cannabis, why wouldn’t we?

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      Kaneh Bosm.

      And, of course, there are the “problems” that states amd cities which have legalized are “running into.”

      Problems like reductions in drunk driving.
      Problems like reduced opiate use and abuse.
      Problems like fewer opiate-related overdoses and deaths.

  • Innocuous

    “One treatment option I have advocated for years would be placing nondealer, nonviolent drug abusers in a secured hospital-type setting under the constant care of health professionals. Once the person agrees to plead guilty to possession, he or she will be placed in an intensive treatment program until experts determine that they should be released under intense supervision. If this is accomplished, then the charges are dropped against that person. The charges are only filed to have an incentive for that person to enter the hospital-slash-prison, if you want to call it.”

    More government programs to solve the problem caused by another government program. It goes on and on and on but, the problem(s) are never solved only worsened.

  • James Wood

    We have a name for people like that, dickweed.

  • Renee Ciccioni

    The Puritan party strikes again. I guess they found a way to fill their FEMA camps aka ” privatised prisons ” . the Republican party will do anything to feed the glutinous wealthy .

  • patriot156

    You can’t smoke it for this, but you take a pill. But don’t make an
    excuse because you want to smoke marijuana. Look what’s happening to
    states and cities who are legalizing it. They are running into a lot of
    problems.”
    Frigging liar!
    States that have legal weed have lower crime rates than those that don’t. Legal states are bringing in 100’s of millions of dollars which a majority go to prevention programs and the almighty LEO so suck one.

  • Eileen

    Time for the 10th Amendment DEA agents caught in a state that wants or has legalized marijuana get arrested by the county sheriff and thrown in jail. My state already has a variation of that kind of law – DEA agents caught messing with people’s dope plants are subject to arrest as well as non-compliance with gun control laws.

  • There’s no need for a drug war, no need for a drug czar, no need for the bulk
    of today’s Constitutional Republic had the constitutional framers (like their 17th-century Colonial forbears) established government and society upon Yahweh’s unchanging moral law instead of capricious man-made traditions:

    The following example illustrates the disparity between man’s ever-changing standard and Yahweh’s never-changing standard:

    “Two people could have walked down any U.S. street in 1930 – one with a bottle of whiskey under his arm and one with a bar of gold in his pocket, and the one with the whiskey would have been a criminal whereas the one with the bar of gold would have been considered a good law abiding citizen. If the same thing happened in any U.S. city in 1970, the one with the whiskey would be the law abiding citizen and the one with the gold bar would be the criminal.” (W.W. Turner, The Amazing Story of the British Sovereign (Nashville, TN: 1970) p. 4.)

    In a mere forty-year period, man’s standard had completely reversed itself. The same transposition of ethics has occurred innumerable times under all governments based upon the traditions of man.

    For more, see online Chapter 27 “Amendment 18: Prohibition: Repealed for Good Reason” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian
    Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt27.html. (What applies here to alcohol, applies equally to drugs.)

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to
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  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Par.