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National Review Endorses Frank/Paul Marijuana Legalization Bill

The conservative flagship magazine National Review has endorsed the recently-filed "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011." They would actually go further than the act does:

The War on Drugs, which is celebrating its 40th year, has been a colossal failure. It has curtailed personal freedom, created a violent black market, and filled our prisons... While we would support the total demise of federal marijuana laws, this bill simply constrains the federal government to its proper role [of regulating interstate commerce].

But they would celebrate the bill's passage as progress, if it could happen -- partly because of how it would help medical marijuana:

In addition to bringing federal pot laws in line with the Constitution and allowing states to pass reasonable marijuana policies, this law would eliminate the frightening discrepancies between state and federal policies regarding "medical marijuana." In a society under the rule of law, a citizen should be able to predict whether the government will deem his actions illegal. And yet in California and Montana, businesses that sell medical marijuana — an activity that is explicitly sanctioned by state law — have been raided by federal law-enforcement officers.

A good reminder that support for legalization spans the ideological spectrum -- it's not just a liberal issue, it's an issue of good sense.

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It's Time to Legalize

It's time to stop telling lies and legalize; let's face it you can smoke all the weed you want and you'll just pass out for a while. It's non-toxic, non-pysical addictive, and no one has died from a marijuana overdose! All the emergency visits are by nubies that have a little panic attack and think they are going to die. Just lay down for a few hours and you'll be OK. This is such a F%^#g joke, this stuff should be so Legalized then we wouldn't have to worry about all this fake weed and bath salts if people had access to the real stuff. The Republicans are either just "Stupid" or they actually believe all the BS about the harms of marijuana. Let's Legalize the stuff and move on!!!

I say let's let the American

I say let's let the American people decide on whether or not marijuana should be legalized.

http://www.GovTogether.com/

What did Jesus say?

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana.

 

The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances while allowing states to decide how they will regulate it. Email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml  and ask them to sign on as a CO-SPONSOR of HR 2306.

 

For more info, here’s the USA Today article

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/06/ron-paul...

 

 

And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom-loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great service for all of America!

Judiciary committee chair

Judiciary committee chair Lamar Smith / Texas against the bill; here are some of his campaign finances http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?type=C&cid=N00001811&...

 

Note the THOUSANDS of dollars from the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Here’s  a list of other National Beer Wholesalers Assn contributions http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/totals.php?cycle=2010&id=D000000101

 

Note also: $2,000 funding from Corrections Corporation, the largest for-profit prison company in America (they want to keep marijuana illegal because it keeps their prisons full and keeps them getting rich) http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2010

 

Is Mr. Smith trying to protect Americans, or just his campaign financers?

I'm gonna keep smoking

I'm gonna keep smoking marijuana even if this bill doesn't pass. Mr. Smith you need to spark it up and loosen up. Seriously!

stupidity

the americans are fed up and we need our country back and stop police states on foolish grass  laws that have nothing to do with being smart at all but stupidity the more we show the world how stupid america is by spending good money on stupidity

stinks

USA grow up legalize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Legalize it!

When you add up even modest figures on tax revenue marijuana could generate in taxes alone it's in the billions of dollars annually. If you then figure in the cost savings in not having to fight marijuana, including jail costs for people arrested for selling or using marijuana you really wonder if the US government is really on the right side of the fight. The US needs billions in increased tax revenue and billions in spending cuts, so why not make marijuana legal and just regulate and tax it? US residents are going to buy it anyway. Just like they were during prohibition.

Lets ride again!!!

It has been a few years since i have had internet :(

but i am back, for i have never left :)

Putting together another bicycle tour for Medical Marijuana Patients, we are thinking of doing the East coast this time!

Maine to Fla.

Lets wake the East coast up!!! :)

Have ideas, want to help and or ride with us, let us know

Ken Locke

Journey for Justice Seven - J4J7

2009 Tour for Compassion

[email protected]

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