Rep. Hal Rogers Rogers Tells US House Marijuana Is Gateway Drug

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  1. Jun 13, 2019 #1

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    Marijuana Is Gateway Drug Says Hal Rogers

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    Published on Jun 12, 2019
    While debating the Safe Banking Act Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers explains that he has a "moral problem with marijuana because the experts in drug prevention unanimously say it is a gateway to opioids." "It's indisputable because everyone says that" according to Rogers.

    Rogers and other prohibitionist were eventually shut down as the amendment was not changed, and the Safe Banking Act is nearing a vote by Congress.


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    Support The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act)
    Update: This legislation passed out of The House Financial Services Committee on March 28 with a bipartisan vote of 45-15.


    A bipartisan coalition of more than 100 co-sponsors have introduced legislation in Congress, The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), HR 1595 / S. 1200, to allow state-licensed marijuana-related businesses to engage freely in relationships with banks and other financial institutions.

    If enacted, banks would no longer face the threat of federal sanction for working with marijuana-related businesses and entrepreneurs.

    Currently, hundreds of licensed and regulated businesses do not have access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes. This situation is untenable. No industry can operate safely, transparently, or effectively without access to banks or other financial institutions. Congress must move to change federal policy so that these growing number of state-compliant businesses, and their consumers, may operate in a manner that is similar to other legal commercial entities.

    “With the majority of states now allowing for some form of recreational or medical marijuana, we have reached a tipping point on this issue and it’s time for Congress to act,” says Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, one of the bill’s lead sponsors.. “Allowing tightly regulated marijuana businesses the ability to access the banking system will help reduce the threat of crime, robbery and assault in our communities and keep the cash out of cartels.”

    Click on the NORML link to urge your members of Congress to support The SAFE Banking Act: https://norml.org/action-center/ite...fair-enforcement-banking-act-safe-banking-act

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  2. Jun 13, 2019 #2

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    Me Rogers is a gateway drug to stupidity...he needs to be banned
     
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    Surprise, surprise, this idiot is from Kentucky. It just kills me when these willfully ignorant politicians get up and flat out lie. This statement is false and has been shown to be false: "...the experts in drug prevention unanimously say it is a gateway to opioids." And then to follow that up with this gem: "It's indisputable because everyone says that".

    I have a moral problem with politicians who lie....
     
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    This Guy has been a Congressman since 1981. He has held this office for far too long I think.
     

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