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Think Tank 1010am recreational marijuana

Mar 28, 2017|

OH CANADA!  Could Canada be the next country to legalize recreational marijuana? Canada is proposing legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana by 2018.  This hours guest: Chief Larry Kirk - Retired Chief ( Old Monroe Police Department, Missouri & member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership)

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I will commit to the Tuesday to tell. Not Garland once again Thomas is it viewed today. Garland. Has to get the these guesses Kenderick servers of the second part of part two a couple of weeks ago in a little do both sides seem so. And I do in the second time so you get me in the think tanks. For the next three hours coming up today as we're going to be talking about in the noon hour. Should drug addiction in the city be treated as a health issue or a drug issue me. More deaths due to overdose in the world and that homicide. Is the war on drugs working or is it time for a new group approach. It should be treated as we said a health issue or criminal issues heard but via. Coroner had to say in we will have a doctor Jeffrey Rouse Orleans parish corner join us in the noon hour. Coming up the next hour. Bernie Sanders said he is going to push his plan for that single Payer health care plan light. Europe Canada other countries have. He's as a obamacare is costing us too much the GOP can't get their bill together to correct the problems so he thinks this is finally the time. To push through his option that he's tried twice before. Would it be cheaper for American then Obama care would it be better for America will. As some of the experts on health care about that coming up in the next or talk to Michael cannon. Director of health policy at the Cato Institute. But this hour. Canada and if you heard heard this but it Canada. Much will be the next country to legalize recreational marijuana. Not just states like we have here in the United States coupled states have. Colorado hasn't believe. The Washington Oregon. Which one which one. But. Our guest will probably that was your moment but Canada is planning on doing it proposing it and planning on doing it for the whole country did now given a date. Reportedly going to affect July 1 2018. And this was. New legislation which was in line with prime minister Justin Trudeau's pledge. When he was elected to legalize and regulate marijuana. And with their federally recommended. Task force appointed so they're finally getting to that point. Now to the mall while despite his promises to get it done it changed in the happen overnight obviously. But as. Many people are saying the young people affected the last election in a way they have it in the past. And they're seeing higher evidence of higher turnout among those under 34 who for the first time since 1997 young people are coalesced around. A lot of different. Options opinions in this is one of them is the legalization. Of marijuana in Canada who would that happen in the United States should it happen. In the United States. Our guest this hour is chief Larry. Kirk he is retired from the old Monroe police department old Monroe Missouri. And he is a member of law enforcement action partnership. Or wrote leap. Kept chief Kirk thanks for joining us. Hey agents they're not the Indians this morning. Good to be here as well OK so obviously you've heard about what they're doing in Canada correct. Or. And I know that leap has been you know one of the forefront talking about this and you've been on many times before with Garland. Is do you think this is the way that America is eventually going to go the United States is going to have to dress addressed this on the federal level. And legalize. Well yeah that India a polish you think a lot of people all please those dead administration estimates there for the state by state issue I think that's something that. Problem was necessary especially in the beginning that we went from two states like you mentioned urgently looking at a Washington Colorado. You know first of a lot of people's stupid or probation. Whatever. Late hoping that but fatal camping that. Has time on five we sold good news coming out Colorado and a panel Washington do we have Alaskan organs are past the end and now that she double that. Until eight states outpost DC or legal. I think none at all. And that inclusion at the the total bush. And I think. What candidate coming in now and saying hey pursuit of growth we're taking a link to this point now that it's something that you. The total walls got a pretty and that is gonna have to Alia. On either Mitt that we the drug war that's been made abysmal failure or either keep fighting. Despite the noise over and I think now all with eight states and ball. What candidate to go fully operation throughout the country Inca I think that's partly depend. Is this aid money issue really for Canon because I know that they were struggling they were having some financial issues especially. With their health care system and other things is this strictly done for that reason or. Do they think it's time paid let's get this off of the list of of drugs and you know that are that are against the law. And we can focus on other things in the country turn take that money that we were fighting marijuana with and use it or elsewhere. I think it's the altar in the adjustment jumping more than anything. It as much news. It's been wonderful for that purpose of those states to enjoy your extra a month accusing them and trust you alone in the Washington column. I think that what he says that the amount of money that we stand. The total oval. Pretty interesting to hear one user's hand. Can't. What we now as leadership just suddenly. This is something that we need to get. And we have and it started best political legal. I think that's what we get these nasty column as much as let's talk about. And then again you're talking. You know part one posters student slaughtered in narcotics what are. We told ourselves for years it rule making progress tore away the latter. Two yet. Took the bigger finished the bigger 100 beavers and that's just not what happened what happened boost. We know spinning across to predict and or to order a columnist and number one and it doesn't pale. And that's something that you look at ten Cha and making birdies when that trust in the legal. Oh it would Nixon informed or. How we don't stop. The mountain to a community and country were not stopping the now or auditory going into the country and we're still surely not stopping. The now drug use in the country. So all aspects of drug war's toll plus if you look at that we probably should create. Or criminal actually. Rest and up and where should do more form assertion that global. Are to keep going though the law or do you know what your certificate but. The review leaking out to the election. You talked about whether or not. Which between them on the local machine horribly you know chrome machine. I think its own probably admit that this is mental or should we should be looking at. And not a wardrobe. View look at Colorado which is a big east has overlooked it molesting a break great year and editor beast with this ticker Jessica anchored his portrait. Either we stay with us here for a second and will get back to them about how much Colorado has made in their first year. Having legalize recreational marijuana. And Canada did look at that is part of their report they're saying they have looked and there are learning. To what those states in the United States have done and they're saying. It's a pretty good idea. Should president trump and congress look at that as well take a break and be right back and what do you think 260187. You can text me at 87870. Is it time to the United States say hey. We need to legalize recreational marijuana across the country federally. Not state by state or do you think it should be state by state will take a break and be right back starting for Garland on WW well. And welcome back tub and this is in for Garland Robinette today talking about the legalization of marijuana act Canada. Will be legalized recreational marijuana as soon they're given a target date of July 1 2018 that's reportedly when it will go into effect. Should the US followed suit. Nationally as well you can vote on line it's a pretty jaguar opinion pulled. Or you can Texas and dates have needs that you give us a call 2601870. My guess is chief Larry Turkey's retired from the old Monroe police department Indo all Munro Missouri's a member of law enforcement action partnership. Or leap and for those of you who don't know. And think about leap and I know Garland has had done to leave folks on several times. Your former basically your made up of former law enforcement officers who think it's time that we got to end the prohibition on. A lot of these drugs correct. Collect and that's also good judges and allegiances Roland. In its emission former there are some that are so Kern don't actually just says about Cooper just retired so. I was fortunate about the last two years to your bunker to to come on paper quote only alteration wall still active. In all fortunate so those. Except me buckles like that for. Must marker period. Legalization even wore a recent. So on leak I was able to give me he'd be. And he had some support can now. And I speak ill afford this so I'm hoping Merrill publicly that would actually get more calm hackable fortunate Campbell. And what he says it cannot sort. Column I guess trying title more we've heard about the net some legends of drug views over the years. From Walt community. Now Colorado last a year made a 53 million. After his first year of a legalization. That's that's the essence that they've made off of the sale of legal marijuana. Don't have a statistic for a 40 Washington. Statement to 53 million dollars and you know Canada's cattle looking at baton. Saying hey you know what would if we did it on a national scale. What is there and testament. Larry nationally if marijuana were decriminalized. And recreational marijuana was legalized. How much of and money monetary impact it would have on the country. In the last thing for numbers I'm not really sure. No which we can condemn the back market that the biggest test to what he said looking at Colorado boy and that much. Just one state and are talking eight. Com's states. You know automatically you're already seeing millions it's not a it's not creeping into billions and much of that money mr. average tax income. And would talk about the money it's naive problem from services not rendered no looking into what should the court justice suspect. So either you're waiting on the side and again I think that's something that maybe Canada's look at. As well it's just on the social stage I think that people no longer like yeah right in the books arresting marijuana users well while we all know he's well. In that was the biggest thing for me napping whether I'm morally it was for me to accept that. I can arrest somebody for marijuana use and drive past a dozen mortars want them to jail. Problem one when realistically the person divorce and during. It probably not draw from whatever that Iran. But that the the chances Greg Allman on anyone's spine and so are his chances vs what you want a home and be our. And if we're now for candidate to be such a huge stage. You know national level. It's it's impossible for us to look way more. And I think that's something the struggle that's gonna have to. But he says there are no longer okay tell stories about Portugal are elsewhere in the country you're. And now an amber next door neighbor and I think it. That's great bodily fit I think that's gonna be. Something this is undeniable and I don't think we're gonna beat this guy all weekend so that you can SE. Night of the living in episode I can't quit formulation comes and that's what it. And and that picture and I'm very excited about it I think that it that's great that our national level only pessimistic. I got to take security 787 uses how's the crime rates look in Colorado now after year have they gone up. You know that that was that the war began were told that crime which. The unemployment which she and everything you know actually seen them drop in crime. I'm outside the Denver area actually dropped in some places it's the lowest in thirty years. There's then yes someone crying. In Denver here and things or non related to to campus in the water. And even their crimes. Coolest figuring how close. The couple bombs so we've seen arming crime and then in Denver are related to one so. Don't will be if things new by ultimate that the people always said the crime which you don't want to sing and that to me that those eight states especially looked to. Call them fortunate to stay. Pretty ordinarily import pretty much hated Mets. A lot lately been told 1930s aren't coming true common that we can't take the step it can be regulated. And pollutants into a market receipt about it and. Larry do you think that this is something that should happen. Statewide or federal wide for this. That does this have to be. Federally likely in Canada or can we do. State by state like proceed now with Colorado and Washington would that be the better the easier way to go I guess we which one would be easier. Well I'm wing beard orbiter and I'm also be co owner of stage right in the record straight double double. A column in our group. Just article dateline in Mississippi River from there actually think careful also. Familiar with the differences on what state to state let it be that. In the prologue that Michael that was the way to go but I think it is that can be combined or something that state and passionately to deal to regulate somewhat. But that the total commitment and have to finally got out of completely confidential acting now to. The on the with the change in administration. Presidential and then in Asia just such an overturn Angel who's. I've been at their big proponent of more troops sent to enter the column odds signal and they're beginning on his comments about 11. Were very troubling. So I'll almost by counselors and had to be two part act the states continuing to push to have the ability to choose themselves. And it went up to be the federal government aren't stepping away. Are pretty jaguar opinion poll right now 90% say yes it should be done on the national level with the US. 10%. Missing no we shouldn't they still won Wednesday staunch and let them get. Some Texans say if you can't do the time don't do the crime you know according VO Beretta show. And someone asked how many people have lost their jobs. Because of recreational marijuana there a lot of companies that will not employ you. If they do you take can't pass the drug screening do you think all of that attitude would have to change as well. I think Rory CNET the state column and I think the biggest aspect of that is you're gonna weakened our actual drug testing. It for years as a drug testing involving PC in this credentials residual. Or apaches. It's actually shown someone's. New high you know couldn't put the time got to be like he's going to work Monday morning after featuring Friday and to impose our call. So I think the social outlook is going to be change and do the same aspect to that will be on the bit for all the book allies that he. It would seem that struggle. With our jobs such as computer industry. Where it's our proposal from our people because a lot of people and that work in acting and I industry comedies are one. All of a personal well. So if you think that's a different in the differences looking into changing testing would be better spent an idea I think. The social sciences is changing radically. I'd retired chief Larry Kirk. Low moral police department Missouri memorably thanks so much for joining us today here on to beat it you'll. All right thanks for thanks for coming on we'll take you CBS news up breaking local news a break and then right back. And welcome back to WW well you know the numbers 2601878. You could text mediate 7870. The rest of this hour wanna talk to you guys what do you think about this Canada. Is going to be the next country legalize recreational marijuana they have set a date reportedly. To go in effect July 1 2018 sold by the summer of next year. Canada. The whole country will legalize marijuana that's the reports. That we're getting that's one of the things that prime minister. Justin Trudeau. And promising kind of ran on that news elected by a lot of the young. Voters in Canada who have turned out for him. He is. A liberal leader he's Liberal Party so he thinks that legalizing recreational marijuana. As way to go they've looked at other countries that have done at the Portugal's always brought up as well. About what they did with their drug problem they Whittle a bit further than just with marijuana. And their crime rates have gone down Colorado lash your mate 53 million after its first year legalization. Added into the state coffers we hear Louisiana where. Again always talking about the budget deficit here that is in the news in the stories trying to find ways to keep tops funded etc. etc. And our federal deficit. Is always looking for ways to. Cut this program cut that program or maybe you know increase money give money more surplus money. So is this something that should be looked at on the federal level and not on a state level. Operating jaguar opinion poll says Canada will be legalized recreational marijuana student. Should the US policy nationally 93% of you voting online say yes 7%. Say no. Go to Terry in Slidell they Terry thanks for call on the BWO. Are the right. I think it should be doing you know about. I mean I do that go legal. Approach yeah you know that old so. Caught when you see are. Kate would be. Once pot shop he had much chatter everywhere. But money that may unbelievable and that's fortunately and I use they use this part of my reference point. We took our friends at about twelve Beers and I'll suddenly going blows. And out of alcohol about Australia too dark smoke in the joint in my hand and all muffle Ottawa the denounced what they're not in it and fight. Pan. Put that same category. Carol and it's not like that stroller at send it should be legal. And unity talk about. About the cost and how much money desperately. Desperately want the game and everywhere legalize marijuana will be out yet. Two years. You know Terry I've never. I never gotten you I don't drink anymore. When I did drink I'd think I've gotten completely dropped. Maybe twice in my life where. I was in control never gotten to a fight. Oh times. This area north like history but I do know those people you talk about that that widget from eight never. Oh particularly want anything like that I know people who have. Haven't seen them yet in fights. Mellowed out. But. You know we're we're we've been ingrained to have this war on drugs. And this is considered one and we've had all these programs you know leading up all these years from. Brit wit Nixon started and then Nancy Reagan in the just say no in the hold their program and all of that going through for kids yet we still have. And issue with. Drugs in this country so is the war on drugs fail. Yeah in a corporate. Mean we spent more one brought in any war equipment there and it not work anyway it is that many drug now back. And what that it should be on the other one should be legal. My opinion and you want a bill that would that you don't want it or don't like I am now. Wait a lot in contact and make money off should be elected in Colorado. So I think it should be as they should be legal nature walk and I hope open like. I'm Terry well thanks for call in have fun on your crews are why are wink wink nudge nudge our. Serial liar all right thanks for solitary 260187. Erie detects at 87870. Henry hang on we'll talk to yield on the we're sure. A lot of Texas well is the new national last going to be okay animus instead evoked Canada. I like that Tex keep it up someone says it's stupidity no legal no legalization of pot. Another text sounds like a new pipeline will have more than just oil flowing through it coming from Canada. All right we'll take a break to be right back what do you think I wanna hear from you 2601870. The tech State's seventy eights have a but I I'd rather he would give me a call. And let me know what you think top Vanessa is in for Garland Robinette should the United States legalize. Pot like Canada is about to will be right back WW. And welcome back to 60187. He is an ever call or you can Texas. 87870. Got a couple of text here. Coming in an 87870. Let's see here's summits as I'd love to talk to someone from one of those states that legalize marijuana now regrets his vote won the regret. Tried to find them impounded it. I'm sure they're out there and if you're listening online in from one of those states. Going to give us a call in the Washington or. Colorado. I am vote relatives in Colorado they seem to think it's it's a good thing health you know battleship problem with the but again. Then I guess it's up to the individual and a what is happening. Let's see another text. That's is 2222 Q I agreed with the last caller nobody smokes a lot of pot and goes home beats up the wife. Men drink alcohol and do this all the time. The wife might have to yell at a husband get off the couch if he smokes too much weed but that's about it. No other text. No device for people get hooked into just what we need it. Some says on other debit reveal chosen further weaken out legalize it as a country because of United Nations drug treaties. So I guess of Canada does it that is no longer an excuse for us the United Nations treaty years you're talking about. That these histories collection dance. Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. Basically every country has signed up for this and I think would it deals with from what I'm reading it in a nutshell. Just summarizing. The treaty it's in the trafficking. Of those drugs. So I guess if you keep them within your borders Euro okay. You just can't ship them out to other countries. And when you look at the countries that are on here. You got a chuckle because. It's. Countries that do expert Colombia's on there. Are Argentina. Afghanistan where a lot of the appeal it's come from. Canada United States are on there as well and Denmark is on there so. Again and this was done back in nineteen 71 I think is when it was drafted it was amended. A little bit later in the early eighties and that's when the US signed in is in the early eighties. For that but from what I concede it's about the the trafficking. Of those drugs to other countries so. Within your borders it would seem to be that. That doesn't affect again I'm not an expert on that the United Nations so I don't know. Henry on the North Shore Henry thanks for call and a VW. Truth thank you particular call. Like go a lot of people there's no question about the fact that toward drugs is that a complete failure. And the legalization may well in fact media so that just about policy equation slightly. The medical community. Has been telling us for decades and it is absolutely 100% true and you'd have programs of other action to WBO. Smoking is the most devastating I think people can do that there will bill. Disease 4000 people he would not from mark disease lung cancer. Smoking can cause blindness of some people treat blood vessels up it did this affect that it is devastating. And so remember. Part of this equation it is. I'm not saying don't do it but remember part of this equation is your courage and people spoke at that moment Hitler persist for Merrill. Yeah I it is in there have been some studies done have bought the difference between tobacco smoke in marijuana smoke in the is one better than the other it's etc. But I think. Think the state who wanted to legalize this oughta have to give that money back to the tobacco companies as they got that settled. And so far yeah so far I think I think so farther saying that and again I'm not an expert on this one. Some of the studies I say some say that it does lead to cancer and so forth and it is just as bad as. Same carcinogens others say it's not it depends on what's put in it. So they'll get out I don't get a medical brush one alternate discussion. An oil well and and I give. Medical professionals on both sides that argue both ways as just did it's it's it's crazy beard but depending upon who. Who you wanna argue with the which way and you know this when you look on the Internet we say this all the time and about anything. You can find someone to agree with your side of this of the issue either way. I think quit running when this comes I don't I don't smoke I don't use any of the stuff so to me out I'm like it's it's not gonna affect me he personally. I mean the the images the option of people's smoke our cigarettes issue markets have sort. You know what's that the supporting issue bringing in Bill Clinton did an ale that's sort of thing think ought that's part of the equation here. You get a spoke in your system that's this difficult we believe that's not the. Public and again I don't contract he didn't he didn't inhale it just an accountant that. Exactly but I I think it's it's it's fiddle and so wake of this and a and let people know that you were taking also has some additional risk and that we have absolutely. Disparage the tobacco. Now look at and I I have said for the longest if if tobacco is that bad entity is YE a here we sit still deciding to back subsidies to tobacco farmers. And two why isn't it illegal. I've said that for years as well Henry thanks for the call. All right we'll take a short break and be right back try to get to a more recalls or. Ronald and Boudreau hang on. And your taxes well Tom and as is in for Garland will be right back studied a duo. And welcome back to ominous is in for a Garland Robinette is we wrap this hour ups of the text that are coming in at 87870. Multi we'll do not smoke marijuana anymore beeping is what they do it's much different you don't have to smoke to do marijuana you convey it. Someone else taxiing at 87870. I've never understood why an intelligent person would want a light something slash anything on fire. And then breed the burning fumes from it into their delicate lungs. Someone else says medical marijuana is rarely smoked it's consumed and at a bulls. Another text says smoking pot helps folks to not smoke cigarettes which are much worse with nicotine and chemicals in them. I'm not sure it's possible another Texas to smoked when he joints a day. My people smoked when he cigarettes a day you'd. He too stoned probably light. I would guess number five by then at that point I don't know four and so strong it is I would imagine. Another one says. I have not seen any studies. I've done research on the Internet and not come across any cancer case that was related to the use of marijuana on in my research consists of the American Medical Association medical journals. Someone else I have visions of animal house happening across the country for some reason our rights coming up in the next hour. Is it time for one. Pay your single Payer health care plan in America Bernie Sanders thinks so.