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Barney Frank.....LEGALIZE IT LEGISLATION

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  1. Holy Diver

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    a guy keeping to his word.

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Congressman_introduces_bill_to_decriminalize_personal_0417.html

    April 17, 2008

    FRANK INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REMOVE FEDERAL PENALTIES ON PERSONAL MARIJUANA USE

    Congressman Also Files Bill Permitting Medical Use of Marijuana in States that Choose to Allow it with Doctor’s Recommendation

    Congressman Barney Frank today introduced bi-partisan legislation aimed at removing federal restrictions on the individual use of marijuana. One bill would remove federal penalties for the personal use of marijuana, and the other – versions of which Frank has filed in several preceding sessions of Congress – would allow the medical use of marijuana in states that have chosen to make its use for medical purposes legal with a doctor’s recommendation. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) joined Frank as a cosponsor of the federal penalties bill. The cosponsors of the medical marijuana bill are Rep. Paul, along with Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Sam Farr (D-CA).

    Congressman Frank released the following statement explaining the legislation.

    “I think it is poor law enforcement to keep on the books legislation that establishes as a crime something which in fact society does not seriously wish to prosecute. In my view, having federal law enforcement agents engaged in the prosecution of people who are personally using marijuana is a waste of scarce resources better used for serious crimes. In fact, this type of prosecution often meets with public disapproval. The most frequent recent examples have been federal prosecutions of individuals using marijuana for medical purposes in states that have voted – usually by public referenda – to allow such use. Because current federal law has been interpreted as superseding state law in this area, most states that have made medical use of marijuana legal have been unable to actually implement their laws.
     
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    I agree 100% with him, how many more story's on Dennis and Callahan do we need to hear in the morning were a child molester get's let out of prison after a whole 10 months, only to re offend and destroy another's life because we do not have room in our prisons? Times have changed and the laws need to go along with it, plain and simple we do not need to be wasting the courts time, judges time and more importantly jail space for pot heads!
     
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    Go get em Barney,
    I never thought I'd see the day that I agreed with Barney Frank.

    Barney Frank For President
    Bill Cosby Vice President.

    God Save The United States Of America

    Come Fly Away With Me

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    Tim Meadows Marijuana Warning
     
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    It's weird, almost everyone I talk to says "Marijuana should probably be legalized but it won't ever happen." It'll be interesting to see where this goes. Probably nowhere, but at least he's getting the ball rolling.
     
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