Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 6:16 pm
My hometown rep, Barney Frank, and Rep. Ron Paul both have their swag on 100,000 and will be proposing a bill into Congress that will end the Federal ban on marijuana. This is theoretically is cool, but the bill still has to pass. Which I doubt it will. But at least people in Congress are trying. According to StopTheDrugWar.Org:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce bi-partisan legislation tomorrow, June 23, ending the federal war on marijuana and letting states legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference. 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.