Ron Paul Co-Sponsors Medical Marijuana Reform BillSubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:29
"In a sign of growing bipartisan Congressional support for reforming our nation’s drug laws, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats today offered three bills that would ensure fair treatment of cannabis businesses under tax and banking law, and change existing law to reflect the medical efficacy of marijuana."
“It is time to get the federal government out of state criminal matters, so states can determine sensible drug policy for themselves,” added Ron Paul. “It is quite obvious the federal war on drugs is a disaster. Respect for states’ rights means that different policies can be tried in different states and we can see which are the most successful. This legislation is a step in the right direction as it removes a major federal road block impeding businesses that states have determined should be allowed within their borders.”