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Governors Urge Trump Administration to Respect State Marijuana Laws

Posted: 06 Apr 2017 02:28 PM PDT

 Governors of the first four states that legalize marijuana for adults sent a letter to Trump administration officials this week asking them to respect their states’ marijuana laws.

In the letter, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to adhere to Department of Justice’s 2013 Cole Memorandum and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) guidance, which were distributed under the previous administration.

Some key excerpts are below, and you can read the full letter here.

As governors of states that have legalized marijuana in some form, we ask the Trump Administration to engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems. The balance struck by the 2013 Department of Justice Cole Memorandum (Cole Memo) has been indispensable – providing the necessary framework for state regulatory programs centered on public safety and health protections.

[W]e have committed to implementing the will of our citizens and have worked cooperatively with our legislatures to establish robust regulatory structures that prioritize public health and public safety, reduce inequitable incarceration and expand our economies.

The Cole Memo and the related Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) guidance provide the foundation for state regulatory systems and are vital to maintaining control over marijuana in our states. Overhauling the Cole Memo is sure to produce unintended and harmful consequences. Changes that hurt the regulated market would divert existing marijuana product into the black market and increase dangerous activity in both our states and our neighboring states.

The Cole Memo and FinCEN guidance strike a reasonable balance between allowing the states to enact reasonable regulations and the federal government’s interest in controlling some of the collateral consequences of legalization.

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Poem: The Wrath Of The Grapes

 

O the sweetness of the vines do delight so many

The sensual aroma to the palate of some, divine

Sensual tingling dancing on the brain and tongue

Wake up married to the Bar Maid, congrats three-step kids.

 

O for the days of Andre and his Cold Ducks

Ever get accidentally drunk on your favorite delight

Mind knows where you are going just the body wont it’s blind

Throne out of reach gotta clean the bath tub with bleach

How odd, since then all Wine and Champagne totally stink.

 

The gift of the Wine is a gift from our Creator above us

For it is to many a soothing tasty treat this fruit of the vine

Drink responsibility like an adult all of the time, that’s no crime

Think of your Grandpa dying alone drunk face down in a ditch

Everything on the Planet could control us, it’s a matter of wills.

 

Gluttony is a sin whether it is of cash, food, or Red or White Wine

Good for the belly the Red Wine helps ones digestion flow quickly

Let us all pretend we have a brain, give the keys up for the night

Enjoy your favorite squeeze with your meal cleans the bladder outright.

 

 

Poem About Being “Almost 59”

 

59 Sips of wine, not in my life time

Crystal never held the Goblet in hand

59 Sips of Tequila, fun in dreamland later

First time you ever kissed a woman this age

59 Ladies whose lips I have been blessed to kiss

Walking blind, kindness still shines, Hell or Bliss

59 Sun ups, really, would we be missed, really

Each day the Brain scrambles, searching for sanity.

 

59 A date with warp speed that slaps our face

59 Days or years to love, left to kiss loved ones again

Are we ever thankful for the breath that we breath

59 I love you’s from the hearts of our children, priceless

59 Ticks of the clock, but is it Man’s or God’s time keeper

Is my Heart, Mind and Soul, in Communion with God’s Spirit

59 Your stock is down, does the dollar control your ticker

59 Live or die, are our lives just pieces of some Cosmic Pie

59 Calm your heart, after all, it’s just a silly number anyway, isn’t it?

 

 

Our Age

Our Age

I have a simple question that I would like to pose to you. It is a question that most everyone in the  world will know the answer to, but there will be many different answers given. What is it, it is simply this, how many years old are you? Me, this calendar year if the Lord is willing, I will be 58. Like a lot of kids when I was young I couldn’t hardly wait to turn 18 so that I could get out of the living situation I had when I was a kid. Shortly before I turned 18 the drinking laws reverted from 21 to 18. But I was never really much of a drinker because I had seen adults getting drunk and acting like idiots and dumb asses my whole childhood and I really didn’t want to act like that myself. So the drinking age change was of little value to me except when a date wanted a bottle of wine I would now be able to get it for her. As a young man I guess I never thought too much about getting old and the changes that age does to a mind and body. This is probably because I never thought I would live to see 30. I remember though in moments of deep thought what it would be like to live long enough to see the year 2000. I remember when that did happen I went outside right after the Ball dropped and laid on the hood of our car with my back against the windshield closed my eyes and thanked the Lord for His kindness. The year 2000 was the year that my Mom was killed in a car wreck though, it was exactly three weeks before her 70th birthday. In 1993 my Dad died at the age of 66, so it seems in our DNA becoming an ancient one is not likely. My heart Doctors thought I would be dead about ten years ago but for some reason the Lord is still walking with me.

A couple of things that have happened here this week  has put me on the thought path of age. A real good friend of mine turned 59 last week and my wife who is 48 but will have a birthday soon and is seemingly depressed at the thought of number 49. I know that for a lot of folks the birthday’s that end with a zero causes them a lot of stress and it does appear that my Bride is one of them. Then there is my sweet Sister who, Lord willing, will hit the big 60 this fall. Since I was injured while in the Army I always say a prayer of thank you to our Creator for being so kind as to allowing me to see another year.  I took a break this morning to watch my local news and a bit of the Good Morning America program and heard that Shirley Temple died yesterday, they said that she was 85. This is a woman who lived an extraordinary life, if you are a person who doesn’t know who she is go ahead and Google her.

In the time that Mrs Shirley Temple Black walked here among us she used her God given time well, but my question is, have you? Have I, that answer for me has to be no, I have been a screw up most of my life. When you know that your time is fading and you know that it is a truth that when you tie your shoes in the morning that it could easily be the undertaker who unties them tonight, this reality can make one drift off in thought as to how you have performed your life. What I have learned in my life is to be thankful when I open my eyes each morning and to thank the Lord each night when I put my head down on my pillow. We are all given much more grace than we deserve (in my opinion), at least that is the truth in my case.

The reason for this little message today is to speak with each of you personally about the path of life that you are on. I just want all people to spend a little quiet time with just yourself and God (if you are a believer) and to take a good look at the path in life that you are on. Are you happy in your life? If so, consider what you need to do in your future to continue in this blissful life. If you are discontent spend some quiet time with your thoughts and consider what have you experienced in your life path that has put you where you are. Now, just take a pen or pencil and write down the little things that you would like to see change in your life. Now write a commentary beneath it on what you need to do to get that event behind you so that you can go onto the next event you would like changed in your life. If we chip off the foundation of a big problem soon that big problem will fall to the ground where we can kick the air out of it to. I would just like it if everyone could be living a content life style, but such a miracle is accomplished one life at a time. I have learned that it is difficult to be the kind caring person I want to be if my own life is filled with tension. I know that I probably have not said anything that is new to you here today in this post. The purpose of this note to you is simply to  get you some quiet time for your inner thoughts to be in your minds eye as you were reading this note to you.