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Getting high overseas is suddenly going to become a little bitch.

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This is the new law that the US government is getting ready to pass- Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2010.

Did you know next time as a US citizen you go to Amsterdam and get high and are caught that the US government can punish you upon your return to the US?

Animalnewyork.com A little talked about bill that could have major consequences for Americans who travel abroad made its way to the House floor on Wednesday and is expected to pass. It’s called the Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2010‘ and it’s quite possibly one of the most invasive pieces of legislation ever introduced. What’s so bad about it? It basically says that U.S. laws apply to U.S. citizens no matter where in the world they are, except in countries where it’s legal to use drugs, which is just about nowhere.

Is this making you think twice about cleaning that crack pipe ahead of your trip to Tijuana kids?

Keep in mind that even in places like Holland, cannabis isn’t legal, it’s tolerated, so technically speaking, a U.S. citizen partaking in Amsterdam’s local “coffee shop” culture could be persecuted for “smoking a doob.”

So as much as you think there is more tolerance to drug use, or a move towards it, whether you personally think tolerance should be heeded, it seems the bigger issue at hand is the heavy weight of the law which going forward will be keeping tabs on your goings on no matter where you are in the world.

The fact that it is done under the guise of drug laws is just a neat trick to convince you that this law should stay. So whether you like to get high or not, the bigger question, are you in the mood to have every action on your part scrutinized for the sake of national security and hegemony? Maybe a puff on the good shit will help you come up with an answer, assuming you are brave enough to do so…

Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2010

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  • Let’s just legalize it like it should be and reap the benefits like everyone knows we will. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!! I would ride in the backseat with a stoner all over America and won’t even get in a vehicle knowing someone has been drinking. It’s just the most ignorant dispute of the centuries!

  • nanons

    even if what you claim is true, you can always go to portugal and shoot heroin into the big vein in your penis while parachuting crystal meth and smoking a crack pipe. its perfectly legal.

  • Mark 2100

    Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. You’re spreading rumours and lies.

  • lou

    read carefully’

    H.R. 5231 would clarify that conspiracy to traffic drugs outside the U.S. is illegal if an act in furtherance of the conspiracy occurs within the U.S.

    http://www.gop.gov/bill/111/2/hr5231

  • Carl Sidwell

    It’s impossible to do so I wouldn’t worry so much about it.

  • Lazlo Toth

    “This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.”

    Not sure exactly how that constitutes “getting ready to pass.” Umm… yeah. I see blogs panic over two or three different random bills every day, and at this point I have a rule of thumb: I only worry once they’re ACTUALLY a damn law.

    And you know what? Even then I don’t worry. Even if law enforcement did decide it wanted to put its resources into, say, busting casual cannabis tourists in Amsterdam, how exactly would they do this? Doesn’t there have to be an investigation and an arrest before this law can even be applied?

    It’s not like the USA has any jurisdiction in this matter, so… who the hell is going to be scrutinizing your “every action” overseas? The Dutch? Well, didn’t you just get saying that cannabis is tolerated there? What the hell would an American in Amsterdam even have to do to get arrested and prosecuted under this law?!

    Calm down, this is just empty hysterics.