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  1. Marijuana Moment is a wire service assembled by Tom Angell, a marijuana legalization activist and journalist covering marijuana reform nationwide. The views expressed by Angell or Marijuana Moment are neither endorsed by the Globe nor do they reflect the Globe’s views on any subject area. President Trump said during his 2016 election campaign that he supports the right of states to legalize marijuana and that he personally supports medical cannabis. But in signing a federal spending bill into law on Friday that contains a rider preventing the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws, the president went out of his way to make clear that he reserves the right to ignore the cannabis provision. “Division C, section 537, provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various States and territories,” he said in a signing statement. “I will treat this provision consistent with the President’s constitutional responsibility to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.” While the passage is a bit hard to parse on its own, here’s what you need to kno Presidents typically use signing statements to flag provisions of laws they are enacting which they believe could impede on their executive authorities. By calling out the medical cannabis rider, Trump is making clear that his administration reserves the right to broadly enforce federal drug laws against people complying with state medical marijuana laws even though Congress just told him not to. That being said, it does not mean that a crackdown is on the way, and this isn’t the first time Trump has singled out the marijuana rider, which has been part of annual federal spending legislation since 2014. In May 2017, when signing that fiscal year’s appropriations bill into law, he included a very similar proviso in his signing statement. “Division B, section 537 provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various States and territories,” he wrote at the time. “I will treat this provision consistently with my constitutional responsibility to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” But no raids against state-legal medical marijuana patients or providers followed, not even under ardently anti-cannabis then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now, as Trump signs the new statement, he has a new attorney general, William Barr, who pledged during his confirmation hearing and in writing that he would not “go after” marijuana businesses operating under state laws, medical, or otherwise. The president’s new signing statement also calls out other sections of the large-scale annual funding bill, such as one requiring advance notice to Congress when carrying out certain military actions as well as provisions on recognizing foreign governments, receiving ambassadors, and transferring Guantanamo detainees to the United States, among several other issues. Trump issued no such statement singling out provisions of any kind when he signed the 2018 spending bill into law. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/15/trump-issues-signing-statement-medical-marijuana-provision-funding-bill/UwqDzyQwhRppWqN9lCvuiP/story.html Trump's cool with it B/A
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    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    I don't know about McCain... At least until he married into the Anheuser-Busch money. But Bush was a billionaire by the time GW got his cushy National Guard assignment... B/A
  3. See I told you they are all crooks... Left or Right it doesn't matter.. B/A
  4. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    Not for long B/A
  5. Well it's good to see the negmister is coming to his senses and negging Donald's quotes... Thanks B/A
  6. Let's face it the shoe fits...
  7. You mean like Trump? LOL
  8. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    And there it is... What 4 minutes? B/A
  9. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    I just commented on the photo... How I found it to be fantasy... It was the hate crew who had to make it more than that... I could say the sky was blue and the hate crew would attack me... Just sayin' B/A
  10. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    Really, that didn't stop John McCain, George Bush... Those guys were heroes, Trump is a fraud... And when his taxes come out you will see how much of a fraud he is... Have read the statements by the Deutsche Bank? Deutsche Bank officials were worried enough that President Donald Trump might default on loans after he was elected that the institution considered extending the repayment dates, according to a Bloomberg News report Wednesday. The Trump Organization had about $340 million in outstanding loans that were to come due in 2023 and 2024, or potentially in the president's second term should he win re-election in 2020. Bank officials worried about the optics of collecting from a sitting president, so they considered pushing out the due dates to 2025, the report said. Ultimately, the bank apparently decided against taking actions for reasons that are not clear, opting instead to not do any additional business with Trump.
  11. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    As a Marine, you constantly surprise me with your letting him ride... He dodged with bone spurs that were not deemed serious and thought to be temporary... I'm sure in boot camp you were hurting worse than he did... It is a sad joke that rich kids and there are many of them who get out of service and get to enjoy the freedoms the rest of us fight and die for... It's not just him, it is the social class system we have but many deny exists... B/A
  12. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    Sure.. He was even deferred for school after he graduated... See if that works for us average Americans.. B/A
  13. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    Prove what? Read it... He used privilege to stay out. Of course he isn't the only one, but that picture of him standing on a tank is pure fantasy.. Maybe he should be riding a unicorn... The matter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s military service (or lack thereof) surfaced multiple times during the 2016 election cycle, first in July 2015 when Trump maligned Sen. John McCain, a POW during the Vietnam War, for being captured, and again in July 2016 when he openly feuded with the family of slain U.S. soldier Humayun Khan after Khan’s father, Khizr, criticized Trump during an appearance at the Democratic National Convention. Trump himself has never served in the military. Selective Service records obtained from the National Archives by The Smoking Gun in 2011 reveal the following history of his draft eligibility: 1964: Donald Trump became eligible for the draft on his 18th birthday (14 June 1964) and registered with the Selective Service System 10 days later. He received the first of four 2-S (college) deferments on 28 July 1964. 1965: Trump received his second college deferment on 14 December 1965. 1966: Trump’s previous deferment expired and he was reclassified 1-A (available for military service) on 22 November 1966. His 2-S deferment was renewed on 13 December. 1967: No record. 1968: Trump received his fourth and final college deferment on 16 January 1968. After graduating from Wharton, he was reclassified 1-A on 9 July 1968. Trump underwent an Armed Forces physical examination (with a result listed only as “DISQ”) on 19 September 1968 and was reclassified 1-Y (qualified for service only in time of war or national emergency) on 15 October 1968. According to a statement from the Trump campaign, the 1-Y classification stemmed from Trump’s having bone spurs in both heels: The details of that medical exemption remain unclear and controversial, and most draft-related government medical records from the Vietnam era were not preserved. 1972: Despite the supposedly “short-term” nature of Trump’s disqualifying physical condition, on 17 February 1972 he was reclassified 4-F (not qualified for military service), presumably due to the abolishment of the 1-Y classification the previous year. B/A
  14. bostonangler

    Trumps Clean Sweep !!

    How funny considering he is a draft dodger... B/A
  15. I guess I'm getting tired.... Fake News at it again... Thanks Confucius.. B/A
  16. Hmmmm.... Good point. I guess I thought people would honest... Duh what was I thinking B/A
  17. You know I really believe we need to abolish the income tax and go to a sales tax... I'm poor and buy a Chevy you're rich so you buy a Cadillac. GE needs parts the buy them and pay a tax on their purchase. What's wrong with paying on what you spend instead of what you earn? B/A
  18. I didn't ignore it... Do you really believe if we taxed corporations they would close down or leave us? The one thing I agree on with Trump is equal tariffs. Before NAFTA corporations were happy to pay and stay... But they got their way didn't they? They got to leave for cheap labor and pay no penalties for bringing products in. But that wasn't good enough. Now they want to pay no taxes, no fees and make us feel like we are doomed if we don't give them what they want... So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't... The only winners are the multinationals. If you think the standard of living for the average American is going to get better you are in for a surprise. Americans are sinking in debt. The country is sinking in debt. Most are spending more than they can afford. The government is spending more than it can afford. The only real profits are going to the corporations and if you don't like it, they will starve you into submission. Is that what we want for our grand kids? People are divided by political party, but are the spend and spend conservatives any better than the spend and spend liberals? It's a party for all of them and we are picking up the tab. B/A
  19. bostonangler

    TRUTH

    I agree the foundation on which this was built was very solid... But today, the government is run by the corporations and trust me, corporations don't care about you, me or anything but profit... How much money does one person need? CEOs making $400 Million a year is sick... Hell, Manny Machado just signed for $300 million to play baseball for 10 years, but we can't afford to help our veterans or senior citizens... America is ill. Society is misdirected. Greed is the new bible. B/A
  20. You are right my friend... People being abused in life usually don't know they are being abused. B/A
  21. That's foolish... All my life corporations paid taxes and a living wage to their workers... And America was fine.. But giving corporations the same rights as individuals and allowing them to contribute to the political system has completely destroyed it. If you think businesses would go out of business if they played by the same rules they did for a couple hundred of years, then you have been conned by their propaganda. The American consumer is the driving engine. Look at Amazon. The richest in the world and pays $12 an hour... Imagine if they paid $20 an hour their workers would just buy more of their crap from Amazon... Funny how that works. B/A
  22. bostonangler

    TRUTH

    Thank you...
  23. bostonangler

    TRUTH

    Pretending that government any government is for the people is as you say "ridiculous" B/A
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