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Sen. Ted Cruz: Legal Pot Users In Colorado Should Still Be Jailed

Even though marijuana is now legal for adults in Colorado, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz still wants people to go to jail for smoking it. Cruz slammed Obama for not doing more about the issue because while the state law allows for marijuana to be smoked, it is still technically forbidden by federal law. The Department of Justice announced last August that it would not target any arrests for adults who used marijuana in compliance with state law.

Speaking at at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation, Cruz suggested continuing to imprison marijuana smokers until the federal law is changed. “You can go to Congress, you can get a conversation … this President didn’t do that,” he said. “He just said, ‘The laws say one thing’ — and mind you these are criminal laws, these are laws that say if you do ‘X, Y, and Z’ you will go to prison. The president announced, ‘No, you won’t.’”

Of course, it’s safe to say that Cruz is not a fan of anything that Obama does. He has defended his father’s claims that the President rules America “just like a dictator” and should be sent back to Kenya. He has also supported his father’s beliefs that the goal of same-sex marriage is to “destroy” traditional families and God.

This all culminated in 20 Democratic politicians literally cornering him on a private flight last month to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. I mean it was a very good conversation, nothing negative,” said Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings to the Baltimore Sun. “I know he got an earful for 20 hours out, and he’s going to get another earful for 20 hours on the way back.”

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  • SRQSteve

    What complete insanity. Not even a victimless crime; it’s not a crime at all!

  • Alvin Gene Hogue

    Screw Cruz. He is a piece of shit for a human being. The war on drug is a war against the poor. He will get his one day. He is creating plenty of bad karma for himself. He better watch his ass.

    • E Richard Brewster

      I’m not sure how the war on drugs is a war against the poor. Seems to me us poor folks don’t need to be buying drugs when we need what we have to put food on the table. Do poor people use drugs more than rich people?

      • Joe Martinez

        poor people don’t use drugs more than rich people but law enforcement targets poor communities for drug enforcement more than rich communities.

    • David W. Flannigan

      And that’s an insult to shit!

  • thomasbone63

    Who the hell gives a damn about what Cruz and his communist father from Cuba says. I think they both have a lot of damn nerve, but he’s the antichrist (see omen)

  • LadyeCatte

    Oh.. so that “states’ rights” crap is ONLY for gun-humping Teabaggers?

    • E Richard Brewster

      If there is a federal law against it, it’s not a states’ rights issue. Should there be a state law against weed? I dunno. But there is. Contrarily, there is no federal law against gun ownership, whether by a tea party member or Senator Feinstein. If fact there is a federal law allowing it, ie. the second amendment.

      • Aaron Robinson

        what was Arnold S answer to the Bush administration?

  • Fred Macarthur

    Congress would probably try to hold it hostage unless they kill the ACA

  • David W. Flannigan

    For someone who manipulates the Constitution to work against itself and holds the country hostage for self serving goals, he sure acts like his word is the only word. He should be fired and jailed!