NJ Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman On Bill Decriminalizing all Drug Possession 1

NJ Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman On Bill Decriminalizing all Drug Possession

 

Fifty years after President Nixon launched his “War on Drugs,” the initiative has been widely panned as a failure. Now, House Democrats are pushing forward a new bill that aims to decriminalize all drug possession. New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Executive Director of Drug Policy Action Kassandra Frederique join Tiffany Cross to discuss.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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NJ Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman On Bill Decriminalizing all Drug Possession

25 comments

    1. Especially since Portugal also has a huge border with Mexico, 335 million people and an existing working healthcare system. Absolutely!

    2. @Reilly Yugehands Portugal is on the Mediterranean coast it shares a border with north africa and the midde east essentially

      Why are the ill-informed so confident in your nonsense

    3. @matthew watson Portugal is on the Atlantic.
      It has no Mediterranean coast. Nor does it “share a border with North Africa” and definitely does not border the Middle East. Strike 4. Nice Work. I’ve been to Portugal and FYI it’s not the US. Decriminalizing all drugs, instituting retroactive capital gains taxes, inflation, stagflation and numerous other Biden objectives WILL hand Trump the next election. Watch and see. Enjoy the drugs. But learn a little geography for God’s sake man!

    4. @Reilly Yugehands oh jesus you really are slow
      Its cute when right wing Americans (the slowest least informed ppl in the west) try and be patronizing

      The Mediterranean is made up of the iberian,balkan and Italian peninsulas ( i fully grasp you dont understand what iberian,balkan or peninsula mean)

      Anyway trump is worthless .he appeals to a tiny degenerate minority who fall for the conspiracy theories ,victimhood and identity politics

      The red states need to remember the blue states feed their children and remember their place

  1. First, you learn to Love yourself
    Then, you learn to Love another, unconditionally
    Third, you up it to Love those not in your Circle
    Then you Love your Community and the World

    If you are going the other way, that’s the wrong way, buddy!

  2. Nothing will change. We’ve live in a country where a huge percentage of the population live with their heads up their butts. They are oblivious to what happens, often in other parts of the country, never mind the rest of the planet. The fact that legalization or decriminalization has worked elsewhere will be irrelevant to politicians and much of the general public here. If you want to see how criminalization failed, you only have to look at the Prohibition (of alcohol) in the ’20s and ’30s.

    1. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” John Ehrlichman

  3. Are they suggesting, the decriminalization, of all drugs, would subsequently result in, lowering the violence related to drugs?

    1. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” John Ehrlichman

  4. Because that is the problem is the criminalization of the drug, and not the extent one will take to obtain them….

  5. so even possession with intent to sell? and possession with no weight limits? gimme the details please.

  6. From the people that brought you “defund the police” comes the new losing slogan “decriminalize all drugs”. The Republicans would like to thank them for helping them win back Congress.

  7. Drug possession is not an issue for the prison system to handle. Jails and prisons only house those with possession charges, there is rarely any real support for addiction. They reenter society with the same addictions they had before arrest. Simple possession should only result in treatment, not a criminal record and jail time

  8. I also saw a comment on a video on youtube and gave them a trial, they’re superb. Thanks you intellectwebscom

  9. That’s right, just let everybody get stoned and addicted so you can subjugate them. And of course when that happens it will all be blamed on somebody else. My opinion

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