Wisconsin Governor to Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana

February 19, 2019

  • February 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
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    And here comes the Carrie Nation Society running around in circles, frantically pulling out their hair and shouting “Gateway! Gateway! Gateway!” in 5…..4…..3…..2….

    • February 19, 2019 at 8:48 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      “The Black Market will get smaller if we legalize pot.” “Pot does not cause mental illness.” “Pot cures cancer.”
      “We can keep young people from smoking more pot if it is legal.” “It will raise lots of taxes, especially because it will eliminate the Black Market.” “It does not cause IQ loss in young people.” “It does not damage infants in the womb.” “Only 20% of pregnant women and 40% of pregnant African American women smoke pot.” “It will help blacks become equal in America because they are much greater consumer of THC products than the average American.”

      Quiz time for the lame: which statement above is true. (Only one is.) HA HA HA

    • February 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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  • February 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    Flat Lander says:
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    I fear this could really put a dent in the state’s alcoholism rate, but at least they should see an up tick in the obesity rate from all of the new cases of the munchies.

    • February 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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      People are capable of obesity on their own, Flat Lander. Look at the President, for crying out loud. Maybe if he stopped taking a golf cart, he wouldn’t run that health risk.

    • February 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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      I doubt that. People love their beer up here. I cant see anyone drinking less because [pot is decriminalized.

  • February 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    This article has eliminated the racial factor he announced on the news. He stated this would even the numbers out as far as minority crime rates. He said it. All over the local news.

    Evers predecessor was yacking about Medical Marijuana, not decriminalizing recreational use. If Evers is going to tie Medical & recreational in one bill, it will absolutely hurt it chances of getting medical passed. It should be two separate issues.

    I still dont understand how Walker lost to this guy.

    • February 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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      FFA, why do you think IJ is so obsessed to bombard this forum with every Marijuana story possible? The answer to your question about this governor is that he is a Democrat Pot Smoker. He apparently didn’t read the story that California is having issues with the black market dominating the pot market at 80%. They are missing a lot of tax revenue they thought they could get.

      • February 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Probably because it is a topic at every single insurance conference and seminar right now. It is one of the leading emerging issues in our industry. Perhaps that’s why Insurance Journal is providing this content to us. You don’t have to read it. Take some executive time and watch Fox and Friends, instead.

        • February 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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          Planet, they left something out of this that would bring me to agree with Agent.
          They do not report all the relevant facts.

          just to be clear, I could care less if recreational is legal or not. We need Medical legal. People want recreational legal. Fine. But dont jeopardize the medical need for peoples wants especially to slant the crime stats away from one group.

          Evers is gonna screw this state just like the dems did and continue to do in IL.

          Yes flat lander, I got out. So should you. Now they are jamming a $15.00 hr min wage in that state. How unfriendly can they be to business? l

        • February 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          @Platitude: your ‘probably’ and ‘perhaps’ assumptions fail.

          • February 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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            Agent,
            It is because it is a topic at every single insurance conference and seminar right now. It is one of the leading emerging issues in our industry. That’s why Insurance Journal is providing this content to us. You don’t have to read it. Take some executive time and watch Fox and Friends, instead.

      • February 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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        To decriminalize it – as he stated in his new conference – that it would reduce the Minority Crime rate – is just baffling to me. Even, the most liberal (Planet) on this forum can see whats wrong with that.

        Jeopardizing medical use just to lower the minority crime rate…

        IJ leaving that sound bite off this article… Why? Its relevant fact.

        • February 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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          If we decriminalize burglary and murder, it would also reduce the minority crime rate. Let’s go, Governor! Stop the Racism!

          • February 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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            Craig, much of the burglary and murders are related to the drug trade, both legal and illegal. Marijuana is a gateway drug no matter what the other side says. Leads to more dangerous drugs, usually in short order to satisfy their highs.

          • February 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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            The short term high you are referring to is Heroin that normally starts with pain killers (they are both opioids with high physical addiction rates rather than cannabis which has a mental addiction rate similar to hording), and this stems from some sort of injury. Someone shared a chart with you before about the real gateway drug, alcohol.

            If you still believe the gateway theory, you are only confirming that you have an uneducated opinion on the subject, rather than actual facts.

          • February 21, 2019 at 9:07 am
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            Your’e right about 2 things, helpingout. I shared the chart you are referencing and Agent has reaffirmed time and time again he is uneducated on this subject. He doesn’t understand different drugs produce different highs all together and that someone who wants to smoke MJ is completely different than the guy on Wall Street who’s okay with his regular nose bleed.

  • February 20, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
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    helpingout: Again, the branch of the government that prosecutes Federal crimes is the Executive Branch, not the Judicial branch.

    And while you never admitted you were wrong about that – after trying to shame me by stating the opposite – I doubt you will admit you are ever wrong. Because Truth is Not a Liberal Value. Equality is a liberal value. But Truth is not.

    Talk to experts on rehabilitation: people who go on to harder drugs start with marijuana 90% of the time. Alcohol is not a “gateway” drug because it is so common and legal – everyone uses alcohol so there is no way to tell if it is or is not a gateway drug. It is just too common. But very, very few people use harder drugs without starting with pot, and most of the people who sell pot know where to get other drugs or sell it themselves.

    Now make some dumb comment about my son. It is what I expect of liberals.

    • February 21, 2019 at 9:50 am
      helpingout says:
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      When I was wrong I believe we were talking about different subjects about what each one is responsible for and how the power of checks and balance work in our whole branch of government because our president is a leader, not a dictator and I think you miss that point every day.

      Saying that truth is not a liberal value is about as asinine as you talking about the gateway theory. Very. We have caught you, polar, and Mike (agent) lying about point on this page frequently. Making a generalization to combat someone you do not agree with, and who you will not admit is right about certain subjects due to a difference in opinions, is very sad and proves you are not attempting to pursue a meaningful discussion that we have had before.

      I have read reports on both sides, and rehabilitation for cannabis focuses on the mental addiction for the addict over the physical addiction since it is not physically addicting. There is always an issue with the gateway theory because the first used drug that people try is alcohol. Alcohol, during all studies that I read with statistical significance, is the leading first used drug by people who eventually transfer to harder drugs. After Alcohol is cigarettes or cannabis (even cocaine for those who can afford it) depending on where they are and the overall socioeconomic status of the individual.

      I have never made a negative comment about your son sir. You need to stop bringing him up and attempting to push people to say something negative. I will not, and you trying to do this and saying you expect this is ignorant toward others and yourself. One person made a very negative comment, you said this and I have no evidence to support this, but I have stated if this happened I apologize and to let me know who it was and you have not done this yet. Someone else commented on a post that it was Jerry. I do not support him making fun of your son, but I do not support you using him if you do not want others to talk about statistics with you and personal experience and how it plays a role in statistics. YOU NEED TO BE THE CHANGE FOR BRINGING UP YOUR SON. IF YOU CONTINUE OTHERS WILL CONTINUE A DEBATE USING POINTS YOU BRING INTO THE CONVERSATION.

      • February 21, 2019 at 10:57 am
        Craig Cornell says:
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        Liar. You “researched” my comments (too much free time !!??!!) to see if you could find that I was the first one to mention his death. And then you lied when you didn’t go back far enough to find the original post from someone else, claimed I was the first to mention it.

        So you not only insulted me, you lied. Again.

      • February 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm
        Craig Cornell says:
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        ” . . . our president is a leader, not a dictator and I think you miss that point every day.”

        You got me there. I am just too stupid to realize the President isn’t a dictator.

        WHAT? And so that makes your comment that the Judicial branch prosecutes federal crimes correct? Because you STILL haven’t admitted you were wrong.

        • February 22, 2019 at 10:17 am
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          Helpingout: “When I was wrong….”

          Craig: “…you STILL haven’t admitted you were wrong.”

          • February 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm
            Craig Cornell says:
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            You spun it. “we were talking about different subjects”. And then you said I don’t know Trump isn’t a dictator. Man, that’s hilarious but not in a way that flatters you.

            here is how honest people admit they were wrong: “The Judicial Branch does NOT, never has, never will prosecute federal crimes like I said when I tried to mock you. It was an ignorant comment intended to be an insult and it backfired.”

          • February 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm
            Rosenblatt says:
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            You’re talking to me like I’m helpingout. Please make sure you read the name of the person who posted the message before you respond to them. Shouldn’t be that hard.



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