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Congressional Candidate Goodman Supports U.S. House Bill for Fed. Gov’t. to Back Off Marijuana Enforcement. KIRKLAND, WA- Congressional Candidate Roger Goodman on the 23rd of June released a statement in support of legislation of marijuana by rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to limit the federal government’s role in marijuana enforcement and [...]
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www.mpp.org MPP director of government relations and state campaigns Steve Fox spoke with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir about a bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Ron Paul that would remove the federal government from marijuana policy and enforcement, leaving marijuana policy up to the individual states. He explained the need for sensible regulation and to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, and debunked claims that marijuana use causes increased rates of mental illness in society. TAKE ACTION: Contact your representative and ask them to support HR 2306! secure2.convio.net
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce “bi-partisan legislation tomorrow ending the federal war on marijuana and letting states legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference,” according to a press release from the Marijuana Policy Project that just hit my inbox. More from that email:
Other co-sponsors include Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). The legislation would limit the federal government’s role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, allowing people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states where it is legal. The legislation is the first bill ever introduced in Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition.
Rep. Frank’s legislation would end state/federal conflicts over marijuana policy, reprioritize federal resources, and provide more room for states to do what is best for their own citizens.
I called Morgan Fox at MPP to ask about the chances that this bill will get any serious debate time in the House (a fair question, considering that it has only one Republican supporter at the moment). “It’s definitely going to get a serious debate, probably more in the media than on the floor of the House,” Fox told me. “But I think it needs to be debated on the floor.”
What does MPP see as obstacles?
“Someone in the prohibitionist camp could hold it up as long as they wanted, but the slew of opinion pieces that came out last week calling for the end of the failed drug war will give this momentum,” Fox said.
While Paul’s status as a declared presidential candidate should help with media pick-up, Frank is leading the press teleconference tomorrow, and Paul’s not even on the call.
Previous Frank-Paul partnerships include a 2010 op-ed to reduce military spending and a marijuana decriminalization bill introduced in the House in 2009. In the intervening two years, Arizona and Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana, and the Connecticut legislature has moved to decriminalize it. Now former U.S. Attorney John McKay and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes are organizing to completely legalize marijuana in Washington State. The time is ripe.
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Ron Paul says legalize marijuana CNBC 6-22-2011
Great documentary on the history of the Prohibition of Marijuana
With Ron Paul now entering the 2012 Presidential race, we have two anti-prohibition candidates in the GOP primaries. Our readers – many of whom voted for Barack Obama in 2008 – are sending the current President a clear and blatant message about what they see as his failure in leadership.
So while it’s easy to see that most cannabis users won’t be voting for President Obama, a tougher question is who will they choose between Gary Johnson and Ron Paul? Both see The War on Drugs as a monumental waste of time and resources that does more damage than drugs themselves. And with President Obama turning out to be a hardcore Drug Warrior, the only hope of cannabis law reform from The White House will come – ironically – from The Republican Party.
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