Congressman: Eliminate the War on Drugs

Colorado congressman Jared Polis wants to drastically reduce the federal government's funding of the war on drugs. He has introduced amendments to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 that, if passed, would virtually eliminate money spent to fight drug crimes. The first amendment, No. 501, proposes to eradicate funding of the drug czar. The second amendment, No. 427, would prohibit the investigation and criminal prosecution for the possession, manufacture or distribution of marijuana. Polis believes that the drug czar's office is not only unnecessary, but has proven to be more harmful than helpful in the case of marijuana. (Link to Story)

Yeah,

It is about time that our congress folks begin taking a stand for democracy.  Whether one believes in cannabis or not is not relevant.  What is relevant is that the prosecution of cannabis users is a million times more harmful than the herb is itself. Actually, I am one of those folks who believes that cannabis is not harmful, and that it is a superfood put on earth by God for the consumption by humans.  The benefits of cannabis are so many they are hard to count, and anyone repressing legalization must have an evil streak in them, or they are just simply too ignorant for this day in time of information available. Signed, Spaceman

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