FBI director gets schooled on marijuana legalization



Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen takes FBI Director Robert Mueller to task on marijuana legalization and the “gateway theory.”

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  1. Yes the citizens of this country have been lied to for over 80 years due to racial propaganda by Harry J Anslinger and William R Hearst’s tabloid newspapers. Shameful people.

  2. The use of marijuana will never go away, it’s not just a fad. It’s always going to be around, and more and more people are using it. It should just be decriminalized and legalized. Weed shouldn’t be a crime

  3. Look at what stricter regulations on pain medication did: Opioids became increasingly more difficult to get, yet millions of people were still addicted to them. So what did they do? They turned to a cheaper, more readily available (and more deadly) alternative: heroin. Then heroin, in pure form became more difficult to get, so then an even cheaper, even more readily available (and far more deadly) alternative arose: fentanyl. Prohibition only opens up room for other illegal markets and there will always be someone willing to take advantage of this opportunity.

  4. First off, there is one huge change that needs to be made. Marijuana does not kill. Never has, and as long as we dont alter it artificially, it never will. Its not a dangerous drug, and it needs to stay out of the same line as the harder drugs that constantly kill people. If it's not the same, then why do we treat it as such? It's a corrupt system of hypocrisy

  5. There are a lot of good arguments here for the legalization of pot, and I can see the logic and care, and even patriotism, behind them – but I'm thinking… hoping, that more Americans will see the benefits of breathing without burning anything into their lungs, and drinking things that hydrate and nourish, and stimulate a natural, relaxed awareness, instead of the other way. I've had good times with wine and other things, but I've had some bad times too. As much as drugs may soothe, they can also obscure. Until we ourselves choose to live healthfully on their own potentialities, without wanting to enhance or medicate themselves, then we'll have these troubling dilemmas. I think Mr. Mueller is a good person, and my interpretation of this isn't that he's schooled here, but concerned about what he sees every day when he's working for us.

  6. OWNED, you EVIL LYING PARASITIC f****g TYRANT.

    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES view YOU as INCOME STREAM.

    ANYTHING INTERRUPTING INCOME STREAM is BAD

    anything

    BUILDING INCOME STREAM for them is GOOD.

    CUTTING YOU OUT of PARASITE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE JOBS

    is the FIRST THING once YOU GET TAPPED as INCOME STREAM.

    ''ONCE you PROVIDE income STREAM''

    YOU can not JOIN IN WITH THOSE who TAKE INCOME STREAM.''

    You are a PROVIDER of INCOME STREAM

    Government employees KIDS need TOYS: YOUR kids' TOYS.

    THEREFORE YOU will REMAIN INCOME STREAM

    and SCIENCE and TRUTH and FAIRNESS to you

    be

    DAMNED.

    THAT lying piece of SH** just PROVED that to the HiLT.

  7. Alcohol is by far a bigger gateway drug than Marijuana. You are waaaaay more likely to try a hard drug drunk than if you are stoned. Seriously. I don't know a single person who's smoked a joint and then thought doing a line would be a good idea…

  8. stats will tell you that right now in the united states more people presently smoke pot in the US than smoke cigarettes. More people lose their lives to prescription drugs than all illegal drugs combined

  9. The only reason people can claim pot as a gateway drug is because its illegal, if you baught it from a store like alcohol, you wouldn't be tempted to buying some ecstacy there either because a store selling pot wont sell ILLEGAL drugs if they could sell pot legally. The only gateway part is the drug dealer your buying the illegal drugs from. Theory debunked.

  10. Can it be the world had become so strange, that people need drugs to cope with life……
    People like him, creates a war, and the popoulation of other nations has to pay with they lifes….

  11. i love weed, beer, and milk and thats all I've ever done lol I'm no meth head i also have a job and don't sit on my ass and collect free money like all of the crack heads in m neighborhood

  12. Gateway theory is a joke for two reasons.
    First: It is in no way a theory. I can't remember hearing of a single peer reviewed study affirming an ounce of evidence for it. It's a buzzword, not a theory.
    Second: Politicians never count the number one drug on planet Earth: alcohol. It is *the* gateway drug. Most readily available and socially acceptable. If you like getting high on alcohol then that is your first benchmark. "Beer is pretty good. I might like other mind altering substances, too!"

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