Maine Lawmakers Say They Need More Time to ‘Really Fuck Up’ Legalized Marijuana Laws

Augusta — Maine politicians are seeking more time to write laws ensuring they do a really bad job with retail marijuana sales in the state.

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“Something like this, you don’t want to just rush into it,” Governor Paul LePage said. “You really want to make sure it’s completely fucked up first.”

“There’s a chance the people could get what they voted for, and what use are we then?” asked House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport.

Maine voters passed a referendum legalizing the possession and consumption of marijuana, as well as authorizing its sale. But lawmakers worry those sales could lead to unforeseen consequences.

“What if a guy comes into a pot shop with his horse and tells the guy ‘Hey, I want some pot for my horse?’ There was nothing in the original draft about a situation like that,” LePage said.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are working together to make sure the finalized law is as onerous and inconvenient as possible.

“We owe it to the people of Maine, the people who elected us, to make sure this law doesn’t go into effect until we can wring as much future tax money out of it as possible,” Fredette said.

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Maine Lawmakers Say They Need More Time to ‘Really Fuck Up’ Legalized Marijuana Laws”

  1. Would you believe that the majority of Maine’s legislators could be impeached and imprisoned for violating basic constitutional principles by passing this bill? It is true. Lets look at the facts.

    Maine’s legislature saw an opportunity to engage in organized crime and profit from becoming part of a criminal enterprise. Unwilling to miss an opportunity to be in make illegal profits by being in charge of criminal activity the legislature moved quickly to violate federal law.

    Will we legislators violate the supremacy clause of the United States Constitution? Profit can only come from a yes vote. We will violate the U.S. Constitution! Will we engage ourselves in RICO violations by controlling and profiting from criminal activities that we know violates federal law? Of course we will! Dirty money in our pockets and controlling criminal enterprises are much more important than integrity and honor!

    Do we legislators care that the federal government has made marijuana illegal for all purposes? No, Maine’s legislators had already violated this federal law by allowing medical marijuana. Why should we not violate federal law again? We do not believe the U.S. Constitution or federal laws matter in Maine!

    The RICO act passed in 1970 is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise. To be convicted under RICO, the government must prove two or more instances of racketeering and that the defendant had an interest in or participated in a criminal enterprise affecting commerce. Controlling and profiting from federally illegal drug sales including marijuana fits perfectly within this definition.

    The idea of any state doing business with criminals in this way was unthinkable prior to the vote to regulate marijuana. The state literally voted to make itself a partner in federal crimes. How else can you describe profiting from criminal activity in violation of federal law?

    There is no legal theory under which the state can legally engage in approving the sale of federally illegal drugs. When the state controls how federally illegal drugs are sold and profits from the sale of illegal drugs the state violates the RICO act.

    By voting to pass a law that taxed and regulated marijuana each legislator has violated the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause. That is an act of sedition as defined by 18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy. I had hoped that Maine’s lawmakers would not prove themselves to be Maine’s federal lawbreakers. Most legislators destroyed that hope when they voted to violated federal law multiple times with one vote.

    How much longer can we allow Maine’s legislature to continue to violate their oath of office, along with the Maine and U.S. Constitutions? We need to look at each legislators vote and hold them accountable by removing thjem from office if they violated federal law.

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse even for legislators.

    An overview of the RICO act

    http://www.lectlaw.com/files/lit08.htm

    The RICO act.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-96
    Written by Dan Chase from Levant who is upset enough with Maine’s government operating outside its Constitution to run in 2018 for district 102 of the House of Representatives .

    P.S. If the federal government were to repeal the federal drug law the state would have the right to determine if it should have a legal or illegal status.

      1. I took a long walk off a short pier. The pier was only 12″ long and 2″ tall. The long walk did nothing for me.

        The federal and state legislatures have violated our rights and constitutions. My post is about the legislature following the rule of law. If all legislators federal and state started following the rule of law unconstitutional practices would stop.

        I was focused exclusively on an out of control legislature that needs to be removed. The other issues can be dealt with appropriately in different posts. Did you not see the parody in my post above?

    1. I got about two-thirds of the way through this comment before I realized you were pulling our legs.

      Good one, Dan! You got me for sure!

  2. Apparently Dan has never flown with more than four ounces of shampoo in his carry-on.
    Parody pages truly are the best place for you to spew your swill regarding victimless crimes.
    It amazes me that petty groups are concerned with non-addictive substances like marijuana while having total disregard for cigarettes and tobacco products containing nicotine and beverages containing caffeine, or the pharmaceutical industry peddling their Vicodin, OxyContin, Demerol, Percocet, Darvocet, Ritalin and amphetamines.
    America has an addiction problem- not a drug problem. Learn to identify your enemy before going to battle.

  3. “What if a guy comes into a pot shop with his horse and tells the guy ‘Hey, I want some pot for my horse?’ ” Whoever heard of that? Everyone knows horses eat grass, not smoke it!

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