r/WhitePeopleTwitter • u/Cerviliotd • 8d ago • 1
Republicans are about to ban cannabis in Florida
u/Exmawsh 8d ago
Republicans about to lose the libertarian base lmao
u/WhoAccountNewDis 8d ago
"Yeah, but the Democrats... Which is why l vote Republican."
This is why Republicans lean so hard on the CRT, Drag show, and SoCiaLiSm bullshit.→ More replies (18)
u/theunamused1 8d ago •
I would love to agree with you, but as someone with libertarian leanings, they should have lost all of them a long time ago. The libertarian popular culture is not actually libertarian, and they've shown their true colors already. They won't lose those people despite their outward political projections.
People I know who are habitual THC users and espouse small government talking points are in love with DeSantis despite the massive irony.
u/NomadNuka 8d ago
Funny way to spell "hypocrisy"→ More replies (6)
u/SNYDER_BIXBY_OCP 8d ago edited 8d ago •
Or and hear me out here. There are a lot of people who claim libertarian as a cover for being right-wingers who have a contrarian bent.
I've never met a libertarian who has any clear vision of what libertarianism actually means to themselves
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u/WhileNotLurking 7d ago
The best quote Ive ever heard on them is:
Libertarians are like an indoor only cat. They think they are fierce and independent. But they don't realize the greater ecosystem that brings them wet food daily, or keep them healthy, etc.→ More replies (2)
u/HawlSera 8d ago
Most Libertarians are fascists who like pot too much to admit it.→ More replies (14)
u/Senior-Albatross 8d ago
Most of them are just incredibly self- obsessed. Which is why they love a philosophy that denigrates everything but the individual.
As it is said, "Libertarian are like house cats: absolutely convinced of their own fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they neither appreciate nor understand."
u/Makomako_mako 7d ago
House cats have a more cohesive set of internal values though→ More replies (1)→ More replies (18)
u/natophonic2 8d ago
Yup. My parents were involved with the LP in the 1970’s and 80’s, back when they were the only ones advocating for gay marriage and ending the war on [some] drugs.
Libertarians these days think liberty consists of 2A rights and low/no taxes… and that’s it.→ More replies (5)→ More replies (44)
u/Crazyhairmonster 8d ago
If only. Libertarians are republicans and they'll also happily vote against their interests.→ More replies (2)
u/NicolasCageLovesMe 8d ago
All the ones I know don't even vote→ More replies (3)
u/PhazonFire22 8d ago
You could tell me Florida Republicans were trying to pass ANY law that would fuck over the average citizen and I would believe you. It's literally something new almost every day.
u/locjaw420 8d ago •
It's 20 degrees here in MI with a windchill of 3, there's been 8 inches of snow in the past 24hrs and I'm still thankful that I don't live in a shit hole red state like florida.
u/timmy6169 8d ago
No kidding. You know what I did today? Drove my grown ass to the dispensery to talk to the nicest people around, picked up my order and was out the door in under 5 minutes. Doesn't matter that it is snowing and 20⁰, I'll take the ability to do all of that over anything Florida has to offer.→ More replies (28)
u/SharpieScentedSoap 8d ago
What's cost of living like where you are? I desperately need to move 😅→ More replies (21)
u/olivegardengambler 7d ago
So the cost of living really depends on where you live in Michigan and where you are moving from. The most expensive thing in Michigan is usually auto insurance, so if you're used to paying like $50 a month for car insurance, expect that to go up to about $150. This is more due to the fact that auto insurance in Michigan has to cover medical expenses from accidents. Groceries tend to be a bit cheaper here than elsewhere however, and housing is also pretty reasonable. You can buy houses that only need some light cosmetic work for only $200,000-$300,000 here in more rural areas (but rural here really means you're just a 15-30 minute drive from town depending on where you are). Weed is also legal recreationally, liquor stores are easy to find, HOAs exist but are nowhere near ubiquitous, people here are pretty tolerant compared to elsewhere, and you have all four seasons and reasonable property taxes. There's a 6% tax on everything except unprepared food though (some places have found loopholes around this), hunting is pretty straightforward here if you're into that, and there's a surprising amount of stuff to do around here. The only real downsides are that if you do move here, and you bank with like Wells Fargo, US Bank, or Truist, you're going to have to change banks. As far as I know they have no locations in Michigan for banking (Wells Fargo does have mortgage offices and financial advisors here however), and if you really care about chain restaurants we don't have as many, but there's plenty of local restaurants.→ More replies (38)
u/Im_with_stooopid 7d ago
Wells Fargo has a single bank in Michigan that I know of. It’s in Houghton, Michigan in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Houghton is also the birthplace of professional hockey.→ More replies (9)→ More replies (74)
u/SwagTwoButton 8d ago
Lol imagine being in Wisconsin. Same climate. But republicans have a near veto proof majority despite dems winning the popular vote.
u/DervishSkater 7d ago
Vote and get everyone you know to vote in the liberal judge Janet Protasiewicz to the Supreme Court.→ More replies (4)→ More replies (21)
u/locjaw420 8d ago
Not sure how it works in WI but in MI we are able to put ballot proposals to a direct vote if we get enough signatures. In 2018 we voted to have independent redistricting, legalize cannabis and no excuse mail in voting. The redistricting and mail in voting proposals played a big part in MI scoring a trifecta win for the Dems this past election.→ More replies (12)
u/Junior_Fig_2274 7d ago
No such mechanism exists under the Wisconsin state constitution. I could gather all the signatures I want, nothing will get put on a ballot that actually means anything. There can be proposals to change state law put on the ballot- by our state representatives. And from there I’d refer you to our notoriously gerrymandered permanent Republican majority. So… yeah...
u/Im_Chad_AMA 7d ago edited 7d ago
You should vote in the upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court election - if Janet Protasiewicz wins the seat, the state SC could potentially rule to undo the currently ultra-gerrymandered maps. It would be a massive step towards breaking the Republican hold on the state.→ More replies (2)
u/Quelcris_Falconer13 8d ago
It’s like they hate the people who gave them power and want them to suffer and for some reason Floridians keep electing them.→ More replies (9)
u/racerz 8d ago
It's like the people who gave them power wanted them to oppress people but never once considered they'd be included in the oppressed group. They're getting exactly what they asked for. The intentions of these politicians were plainly laid out and they enthusiastically checked that box. Fuck em. Let that state rot. I'm certainly not losing sleep.→ More replies (2)
u/Destt2 7d ago
It's like the people that are poor and/or uneducated don't realize that the government oppresses the minorities they don't like by ensuring they'll be poor and uneducated. It almost seems like education is important then... Nah.→ More replies (2)→ More replies (26)
u/bee_fast 8d ago
They’re missing out on that tax money tho
u/JBrad0322 8d ago
Especially now that DeSantis fucked the state with his personal grudge against Disney.→ More replies (2)
u/calmdownmyguy 8d ago
"Tread on me"
u/BinaryIRL 8d ago
Plenty of conservatives like their cannabis, just not the ultra Christian magas. I've always seen this as something both sides could come together on. In my state, both blue and red voted to legalize. Then the state changed their mind and decided to not pass it.
u/Atgardian 8d ago
That happened in FL too. It won a ballot initiative with over 60% of the vote. Republicans in power were like "we don't care what the voters want" and just delayed it, buried it in red tape (you know, "small government"), and now this. Same with the ex-felons who served their time being able to vote.
People vote for this stuff in big numbers, Republicans say "haha no" and people keep voting for Republicans.
u/SeasonedPekPek 7d ago
Republican's have also been spending the last 12+ years actively removing the ability to vote from people who don't vote from them. All those voter purges, voter Id laws, limiting voting booths, removing people's registrations, etc, have affected millions of people if not tens of millions. It's generally only covered much in the news just prior to the elections when there's a hundred other shitstorms going on and then they fall by the way since these actions are technically legal. I imagine if someone was actually able to go back and calculate the number of affected people over the past 12+ years and how that could have impacted voting results, you would see some crazy shit.→ More replies (8)
u/nervousautopsy 8d ago
“For the people”→ More replies (2)
u/GingasaurusWrex 8d ago
“Party of small government.”
*Small Democratic government→ More replies (5)
u/Fuzzy_Calligrapher71 8d ago
Legalized weed is 2 to 3 times as popular as Congress→ More replies (32)
u/reddog323 8d ago
Missouri here. Our governor and legislature is trying to pass laws like Florida's as fast as they can, but I think they'll walk away from this one.
Cannabis was fully legalized here last month. There's a rigorous process for applying for a growth or sales license, and friends and cronies of the governor are getting kickbacks on those, so those won't stop. Also, sales are projected to bring in a lot of revenue for the state, so we've at least got that going for us, which is good.→ More replies (3)
u/Bennyjig 8d ago
No but they’re small government don’t you know??→ More replies (26)
u/quadroplegic 8d ago
“Tread on me daddy”→ More replies (2)
u/Project0range 8d ago
My 1 edible candy last night had 75mg by itself but ok, sure Florida lol
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u/olivegardengambler 8d ago
Ngl I couldn't imagine taking that much. 50 mg already makes me feel like I'm drunk in a submarine.→ More replies (24)
u/verticalMeta 8d ago
Bro 5 mg has be knocked down 😭 any more than that and it isn’t fun anymore, how tf do you do 50→ More replies (52)
u/Mihandsadolfin 8d ago
I took 300mg once.. I swear I was floating for 48 hours straight. Do not recommend→ More replies (29)
u/NuclearWaste666 8d ago •
Welcome to Taliban rule!! Remember people. You are in control of your vacation money. Do you really want to give it to the Taliban?? The governor there who wears his wife's high heel boots has some strange Taliban rules.
u/CodenameZoya 8d ago
Well said, and women quit sending your young girls to college in Florida and to Texas. Those states don’t deserve your money and they are in literal danger down there.
u/Complete-Lettuce-941 8d ago
My niece went to Florida for college. Most of us were against it but it wasn’t our choice. In 3 years she gone from volunteering for democratic candidates and worshipping AOC to telling me a I can’t do things because I’m a woman and telling racist jokes at work with both her superiors and the people she supervises. Obviously, there was already hate in her heart but I still say “FUCK FLORIDA” a lot.→ More replies (19)
u/BaitingandBerating 8d ago
She’ll come back. The SEC has this fucked up trend where students go there and become convinced that being racist and ultraconservative are cool. This is driven by the wealthy in-state students who are multigenerational alumni and control the schools’ social atmospheres. A lot of this moreso comes from their parents and the other donors who threaten to withdraw funding for the school and its clubs if they go against “the good ways of the past.”→ More replies (17)
u/Smokey_tha_bear9000 8d ago •
This seems mostly true but as alumni I feel like UF bucks this trend a little at least. The Greek life certainly trended this way with KA leading the charge but Alachua County is notoriously liberal.→ More replies (7)→ More replies (28)
u/Suspicious_Hat_7180 8d ago
The SEC was a shit conference once and can be again. Just saying.→ More replies (12)
u/Wise_Ad_4816 8d ago •
Nope. Fuck those states. They don't get any of my $$. I commented last night that we purposely filled our tank in Washington so we didn't have to spend a dime in the backwoods cesspool that is Idaho. Someone commented that I was judgemental and shortsighted. Really? I'm the judgemental one? Have you seen the laws these shit stains are ramming through in their states? My money doesn't get spent propping up these fascist assholes.
u/Plant_Geek_Girl 8d ago
As someone who lives in Washington just on the border of Idaho, I thank you for your support. I go to a pot shop on the border, and the number of people from Idaho who buy from Washington is astonishing. I mean, the taxes are nice to collect, but come on. I guess it's just easier to take advantage of other state's rights than creating your own.→ More replies (9)→ More replies (22)
u/djhotlava 8d ago
“You make a statement every time you spend a dollar, what do you want to say?”
People talk about voting, but the biggest power we have in a capitalist society is how we spend our money. Don’t give your money to corporations/states/entities that don’t support your values.→ More replies (6)
u/Mad-_-Doctor 8d ago edited 8d ago
People really ought to start making attack ads for Florida. Tourism is the biggest industry in the state, so they can be forced to stop their nonsense.→ More replies (15)→ More replies (59)
u/Past_Standard5222 8d ago
I’ve been screaming this for a while. I know so many leftists, liberals and democrats (I know I know - centrists) and so many lgbtq folks that STILL vacation in that fucking shit hole state. Spend your goddamn vacation money literally anywhere else!
u/Jaedos 8d ago edited 7d ago •
The pharmaceutical industry, especially the opiate/pain focused companies, HATE marijuana. So does the prison industry. So of course Republican politicians will fight it.
Edit: legal marijuana, I should say. Prison industry loves illegal marijuana because pot heads are low risk, high $ return prisoners.
u/Ethelenedreams 8d ago
Republicans love their profit prisons. That’s why McConnell seated all those corrupt right wing judges.→ More replies (17)
u/boringdude00 8d ago
You can't exactly be shocked this would happen in the state that invented the prescription pill mill.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (26)
u/Tobar_the_Gypsy 8d ago
Pharmaceutical industry HATES this 1 trick to not get addicted to opiates
u/Bleezy79 8d ago
Serious question, why does it seem like EVERY SINGLE TIME its REPUBLICANS are the ones trying to TAKE AWAY our RIGHTS? Why is that??
u/tikifire1 8d ago
Because they are?→ More replies (96)→ More replies (89)
u/Traditional_Yard5280 7d ago
Yeah, talking about liberals taking away rights, and then they turn around actually take people's rights
u/quillmartin88 7d ago
Because with Republicans, every accusation is a confession. If they accuse a liberal of something, they're clearly planning on doing that or worse.→ More replies (3)
u/keelhaulrose 7d ago
Republicans: We're banning abortion, a good chunk of women's healthcare, books, drag shows, gender affirming care even when prescribed by a team of physicians, saying the word gay, and black people voting. We're also going to send your kids to work in the mines while simultaneously voting against giving them lunch at their school which we're defunding because we want only charter schools so poor kids have more time to work in the mines. And we think it's okay if the cops shoot you as long as you're a POC or not currently breaking into the US Capitol wearing a Trump flag.
Also Republicans: Democrats are just as bad because they want universal background checks and maybe an assault weapons ban (we'll ignore that a significant number of our own voting block are in favor of sensible gun legislation.)→ More replies (44)
u/Sugarbombs 7d ago
And then they'll complain that they can't legally smoke weed anymore and blame dems for it. Stupidity
u/YawaruSan 8d ago
Oh hey, fascism is coming to claw back the incremental gains we’ve made, and Florida is the “national plan” after all. So maybe, just maybe, hang with me here: politics matters on more than just the federal level, and these Republicans are coming for their own state’s rights first, then they’re coming for the rest of Americans.
To all of the “but both sides” assholes: the Democrats aren’t coming for my fucking weed, are they!?
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u/FunnyAnimalPerson 8d ago
No, they're just coming to give you more rights, more money, and more Healthcare→ More replies (3)
u/flagrant-fowl3 8d ago •
And more weed→ More replies (1)
u/Euphoric_Ad9593 8d ago •
Slam the car in reverse. 1950s here we come!
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u/chernobyl169 8d ago •
American politics are like a car. If you want to go forward, you use [D]. If you want to go backward, you use [R].
u/Ukasso 8d ago
Holy shit I’m stealing that→ More replies (1)
u/chernobyl169 8d ago
Spread it like butter friend, ain't nobody putting a copyright on facts→ More replies (4)→ More replies (30)
u/Project0range 8d ago
OK I never heard this one but it's so accurate lol
u/Boomtown626 8d ago
Party of Small Government (c)
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u/2fareshacker 8d ago
"Tread on me"
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u/Bluccability_status 8d ago
I have a “no step on snek” patch. No I want a “please step on snek” patch
u/Adorabloodthirstea 8d ago
There was a lovely pic of the snake with a ball gag that said please tread on me and I thi k about that more and more with these shit lords→ More replies (3)
u/Southernerd 8d ago
They're also passing laws to shut down lawsuits. One is particularly evil. If a nursing home kills your loved one, the only persons who may bring a claim for wrongful death are children under 25. How many elderly people have children under 25? Basically, nursing homes will have no repercussions for mistreatment and neglect, causing the death of elderly persons in their care.
u/sexy-man-doll 8d ago
Can minors even file lawsuits legally?
u/Southernerd 8d ago edited 8d ago
Yes. But they need someone with representative capacity.→ More replies (19)
u/linksgreyhair 8d ago
What’s their “logic” about requiring it to be only people being under 25? (I realize the actual goal is to make it nearly impossible to sue the nursing homes, but they must be claiming some sort of supposedly beneficial reasoning?)→ More replies (1)
u/Southernerd 8d ago
They can't ban it due to 7th amendment and Florida Constitutional requirement of open courts, so they instead adopt impossible to meet standards to defacto ban nursing home wrongful death cases.→ More replies (2)
u/linksgreyhair 8d ago
Definitely, but what’s their messaging on this? The spin to try to make it sound like a good thing? I assume they’re not actually telling the public “we’re trying to create a de facto ban on nursing home wrongful death cases.”→ More replies (6)
u/5050Clown 8d ago
Drunk driving deaths per capita are highest in the anti-weed states. Florida is currently around number 15 with the southern states leading. This is going to bump their numbers up.
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u/RedBeans-n-Ricely 8d ago
They can’t get hard on drunk driving, that could hurt Matt Gaetz!→ More replies (3)
u/redditorx13579 8d ago
This will just drain red states of money.
Idaho is already in the dumpster because of this.
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u/Excellent-Shock2434 8d ago
This will just drain red states of money.
They don't care, nearly every single red state runs on money stolen from blue states anyways.
In a just world they'd be left to rot.→ More replies (14)
u/BellacosePlayer 8d ago
And most of those red states rely on their blue/purple cities to pay for their red areas too→ More replies (2)
u/MoonlitXV 8d ago
The unfortunate part is that about 75% of Floridians support legalizing recreational cannabis. We’re just way too crazy to figure out how to vote in our own interests. On paper, most Floridians don’t support the majority of republican party positions. But, Floridians think republicans are protecting them from wokeness.
There are no Floridians that know what that word means.
We are literally a state populated by the corrupt and the clinically insane, and we WILL make it everyone else’s problem.
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u/BastrdOfMuppets 8d ago
DeSantis' lawyers know exactly what it means, and actually defined it, correctly, in the courts.
"The belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them."
I find it sad more people aren't pointing that out, and how ridiculous it is that they even know what it is, and are actively campaigning against that.→ More replies (3)
u/raistlin65 8d ago
"The belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them."
Love it when Republicans say they are anti-woke.
It's their way of saying, "I'm not a bigot or racist. I just don't like when people are against bigotry and racism."→ More replies (5)
u/DudeWithaGTR 8d ago
Awhile ago I kept pressing this guy (I waa playing dumb) about what woke is. He finally gave me the definition and I'm like "bro, you really think inequality and systemic racism is cool?". I never heard back lol. They don't wanna answer cause it makes them look real bad.
u/SquatCorgiLegs 8d ago
Florida: “Why bother with weed when bath salts are legal?”
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u/minkey-on-the-loose 8d ago
Also Florida: “Legalized weed reduces meth usage.”→ More replies (1)
u/hhwallbanger 8d ago
Meanwhile in Oregon, almost a year ago: “Beginning April 1, 2022, edibles sold through Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) licensed stores can now contain packages up to 100mg THC and 10mg THC per serving. The previous limit was 50mg THC per package and 5mg per serving.”
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u/zblaze90 8d ago
They’re really missing out on some good stuff… if republicans smoked weed i think they would finally chill the fuck out… they need it ffs. Or shrooms. Geez
u/dcbud44 8d ago
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u/CurseofLono88 8d ago
Tons of republicans smoke weed- it’s broadly popular across all political demographics. But conservatives love to use to illegal marijuana as a way to oppress minorities and the poor and republican politicians get kickbacks from the private prison industry so that’s why they oppose legalization/decriminalization
u/AFresh1984 8d ago edited 8d ago
Tons if Republicans also smoke the forbidden pants sausage. They still belong to the anti-lgbtq fascist party.
Lots of different types of (malignant) mental illness going around...
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u/biohacker_infinity 8d ago
Won’t this be deeply unpopular even with their own base? This is like when Trump hobbled his vaping crackdown because internal polling indicated that vaping was too popular among his constituents.
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u/ocalabull 8d ago
Not enough to get them to vote for a party that isn’t trying to limit their freedom→ More replies (5)
u/Eldritch-Cleaver 8d ago
These guys are such assholes.
I got my prescription a summer ago and its helped me so much...and now they want to take it away/minimize how much I can have?
So much for not treading on me 🙄
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u/Mysterious-Wasabi103 8d ago
Well the damn cannabis is turning people into liberals! Noooo
u/Early-Consequence-61 8d ago
No. It’s another means to drive liberals out of Florida. Abortion ban, gut education, take kids away from queer parents, and lastly, take the weed. It’s just the cherry on top. They’re just going to make Florida solid red. No one with a brain will want to live here, and they’ll get the state they want.→ More replies (18)
u/quantipede 8d ago
A terrifying fact to think about is that some of the same people who unironically believe that veggie burgers are turning people into communists are also millionaires with enough influence & power to shape the policy of state and local legislature
u/Calm_Ad_3987 8d ago
A quick scan of the bill and it looks to only affect hemp-derived (d8, etc) products. Other states could follow but it doesn’t affect any rec or mmj d9 products.
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u/sharkspicious 8d ago
Republicans hate things like freedom, healthcare, and fun. It totally makes sense that they'd go after marijuana.
u/KenzoAtreides 8d ago
It's all with a goal and that goal is money. Prison owners don't get money up if they can't lock people up for weed.
u/Ecstatic_Wheelbarrow 8d ago
And guess what areas are policed and enforced more heavily→ More replies (3)
u/Oso_Furioso 8d ago
I've long thought that to be Republican is to lie awake, night after night, fearing that somebody, somewhere, might be having a good time.→ More replies (1)
u/rascible 8d ago
Reminds me that baptists don't screw standing up, as somebody might think they're dancing
u/Billsolson 8d ago
They’re just trying to keep that sweet , sweet civil asset forfeiture money coming in.
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u/Cerviliotd 8d ago •
SB 1676 is scheduled for session on Monday in the Florida Senate Committee on Agriculture. THIS BILL CANNOT PASS. It will immediately ban all hemp products and limit THC to 2mg/package.
The same lobbyists are pushing identical legislation in Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Washington State, all of which are likely to vote the same as Florida.
Everyone should email the bill’s sponsor to let them know how much this bill will hurt us: