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Ron Paul & B. Frank will Introduce Legislation on Thurs. to Fully Legalize Marijuana

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:

rest at

http://reason.com/blog/2011/06/22/barney-frank-and-ron-paul-...

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Hannity Panel Gives Ron Paul Credibility..None For Frank

On the "Sean Hannity Show", Hannity and his political panel gave plenty of credibility but none at all for Rep. Barney Frank; citing Barney Franks past behavior.

Lastly, the panel uttered "States Right" to Hannity. One of commented that "You're a States Right person, Arent't You Sean?

Ron Paul is winning the battle..piece by piece..

All Sean Hannity could do was throw that damn Football!!

Sean!! You lose...We Win!!

We should make a big deal out of this "legalization is here!"

The more we say and post it as headlines the more likely America will get her ass in gear and pump up the beast of legalization!!! PUMP PUMP IT UP PUMPT IT UP AAAHHHH YEAAHHH

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

6% of U.S. surface area could replace US oil and gas supply

if grown with hemp.

hundreds of thousands of industrial uses.

This medicine has hundreds of properties which help heal epilepsy, asthma, high blood pressure, AIDS, several forms of cancer, lung ailments, pain of birth, antiseptive, and the list goes on and on..

This plant is a technology which drops our short term memories so we may span longer term concepts introspectively and produce better decisions in the short term by stepping back and systemically evaluating ones whole self.

legalization would be a big step to transcend the mind into free market concepts

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Incrementalism my friend

It took a hundred years of slowly implementing all of these regulations, unfortunately we're going to have to unwind it slower than we'd all like. Medicinal use is just the first step until it's fully legalized. I say enjoy any small victories that are won because it's at least a sign of moving the freight train on to the right track.

Can I tell you something
Got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve it
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more
~Kansas

...This has NOTHING to do with HEMP...

...It's like the government made all the colors of the rainbow illegal, so a push is then made to legalize the color blue...LOL

???...HOW ABOUT LEGALIZING ALL OF IT...???

We played right into the establishments hands when they told us there are two sorts of Hemp...and they took them BOTH away from us.

They divided and conquered...AGAIN...

So now, still deluded by the establishment B.S., we only ask for "medicinal" Hemp to be legal...WTF...seriously

...It's sad and pathetic really.

Until I hear a REAL rally cry to LEGALIZE HEMP IN ALL IT'S FORMS, I will continue to laugh at "Legalize Medicinal Marijuana"(.)

Why do we continue to marginalize ourselves?

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CBS News: Ron Paul, others to introduce marijuana bill

[Fair story for MSM]

June 22, 2011 11:03 PM
Ron Paul, others to introduce marijuana bill

In early June, a 19-member international panel of luminaries called the so-called "war on drugs" a failure, and recommended the United States consider legalizing marijuana in order to better undermine criminal organizations and stop punishing those who "do no harm to others."

It apparently only took a few weeks for Congress to hear them, as Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), along with other congressmen, will be introducing legislation in the House on Thursday to "limit the federal government's role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling," reports Reason.com, which claims to have gotten its information from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP.)

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20073545-503544.html#...

Hemp

Wouldn't tying this to legalizing industrial Hemp be real smart?

I mean, this would create hundreds of thousands of jobs overnight!!!!! And give us a great product.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

For the

naysayers: Over and above it being a personal freedom issue, has the War on Drugs worked? No.
Portugal decriminalized drugs in 1991: Here's an excerpt from an article that outlines how this action was a SUCCESS:

"...The paper, published by Cato in April, found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled..."

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

I think this issue will

I think this issue will unfortunately hurt his primary campaign. I know there is a lot a support for an anti-war candidate, but drug legalization is still seen by many conservatives as a fringe liberal issue. I understand his stance, but not everyone will connect the dots on this one if they are still not sold on RP. I hope he can still pull the primary off, but I agree that this may be a tough issue for him.

Quite the contrary: A number

Quite the contrary: A number of arch-conservatives are against the drug war - because it's a Federal encroachment, because it's a drain on resources, or because of its corrupting influence. This gives them a primary candidate to vote for.

(Especially because it could be expected to hurt his presidential chances, yet he did it anyway. Shows once again that he stands on principle and keeps his promises even when it might be costly.)

So I think it may help more than it hurts. And that it's a very shrewd move.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

I think its kind of smart...

brings the old hippies & the kids together. Who WOULDN'T support this...seriously? ohhhh...that's right the old guard GOP establishment.

I very much agree with the

I very much agree with the points made and agree with RP on this issue, however living in SC I can tell you that the average primary Christian conservative voter will hear Foxnews say RP wants to legalize drugs and be turned off. I know that not an accurate portrayal, but you know how the neocon media will twist this. This will help him among indies in NH but not among the Bible belt southern conservatives. I think emphasizing the antiwar postition is far more promising for the 'Huckabee' demographic. Even though we all understand RP, there has to be somewhat of a political strategy. Rand didn't overemphasize his more libertarian views until he became a senator. I remember many of you being suspicious of him when it was really a well thought out political strategy. Don't get me wrong, RP is the man, but we will see if this really helps or hurts strategically.

I think that

It is allways the time for doing what is right and what you believe. In 2008 being anti war was not popular but Ron Paul was dispite what everyone else thought. If the rest of America cannot see that this too is the right thing then so be it.

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Freedom Wins!

Sorry malfunction in my iPad don't know

Why it posted so many times

War On Drugs = War On Liberty !

The most important thing for our Republic is to restore Liberty First..Then everything else will follow...YA FALLA?

great news...most of the

great news...most of the people will agree with him.

Stupid! Why did Ron decide to KILL his campaign?

Of all the issues our Nation is facing, why in the HELL did he choose to make a BIG DEAL outta this? The mainstream will eat him alive... He just screwed the pooch.

Wars in five countries with innocent PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY for NOTHING.

An institutinalized counterfeit monetary system that's screwing millions out of their life's work.

CorpoFacism.

A Police State.

And "He" decides to "carry the flag" for Pot, Hemp and Raw Milk. Well, whoopee-frickin'-do. THAT was just STUPID.

Does Ron actually WANT TO WIN or is this whole thing about making some fatalistic political statement?

Wake-up you gooberhead: You're not gonna win the votes you need by campaigning on Pot legalization. Especially in the current environment. It's a good peripheral issue, but it's a stupid platform position. YOU (Ron) just pissed-off every "Just Say No" Reagan Republican and made all of your supporters look like drug-crazed loons. Hannity and Limbaugh will have a field-day with this.

Jesus! Is anybody running this campaign?

RP did terrible in California

RP did terrible in California in 2008 primaries...this will energize young Californians to get out and vote if they care about their liberties and personal freedoms...

Expect a nice turnout of new voters in the 18-29 age group...

RP knows what he's doing and would not have done this without consulting his campaign

So many comments below

I don't know where to jump in...

First, let me say plainly; ALL DRUGS SHOULD BE LEGAL. There should never have been Federal legislation on this to begin with (along with a million other things that represent individual choice and responsibility). THAT is not what I'm arguing. I believe in total freedom of individuals, so long as they're not encroaching someone else's freedom.

With that said; We're facing incredibly big challenges. Issues so large that our very existence as a Nation is at stake. On the scale of vital priorities, legalization of a recreational drug ranks WAY below endless war and structural corruption. It's like suggesting a Constitutional amendment to ban parking meters. How can anyone compare the importance of one's right to catch a pot buzz with our nation's policy of killing millions of innocent people for oil and control by the bankers. Which is the more important issue; a private central bank issuing fake, debt-based currency or your right to get high? These issues are a spectrum apart in relevance. Solve the big ones- the little ones (like pot) will become easy.

With Ron having sided with a flaming liberal gas-bag like
Barney Frank on a frivilous "hot-button" topic like the legalization of marijuana, he's made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to become involved in my local area's GOP. They will IMMEDIATELY DISMISS anything he says (he's a doper- I can just hear it now) and they'll dismiss any efforts I try to make. Anyone with a Ron Paul 2012 sign in there yard will now be identified as a "druggey" and someone to watch.

We were making such good progress. But now I fear that it'll all have been for naught over a technically correct position, but one that's divisive and in the grand scheme of things relatively unimportant.

My question is; Ron is smart enough to know this subject is a lightning rod. Did someone tell him to fall on his sword (or else)?

i take it you're not a medical marijuana patient?

if you were you would have more compassion for people who suffer everyday. you make me sick.

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I assume you want Ron to win?

This ain't the way to do it.

Read the comments. All the yee-haa is not about medical marijuana (which shouldn't even be an issue if it helps people). The enthusiasm is from the recreational pot smokers. There are 26 Million of them. There are 281 Million who are NOT (based on varying reasons between not caring and thinking it's morally wrong). We NEED a LOT of those 281 MILLION in order to win.

So, do you think it would help Ron's prospects if he came out with legislation for a Constitutional Amendment to protect prostitution- made it an integral part of his platform? Or how about shooting rifles straight up in the air? That's free. Would either of those endear and engage the "average Joe" to Ron's weightier positions?

Forest- Trees.

MMJ, We're not in disagreement on the end game, just in how we get there. I want complete, responsible individual freedom. But before we're gonna have a shot at that, we've first gotta get this guy elected. "Legalizing Drugs" (the way it'll be spun on the Tee-Vee) does more harm than good in that effort.

Now, thanks to this, those of us who live in conservative rural "republican" areas with a Ron Paul sticker on our bumper can look forward to even more scrutiny from the locals. Thanks Ron.

Rush Limbaugh

Was busted for illegal use of the prescription drug Oxycotin in a very public scandal. He even had legal help from the ACLU. He won't touch this issue, he won't even mention it. All this bill does is leave the legality of marijuana up to the states to decide, as well they should.

26,000,000+ people in america

26,000,000+ people in america uses marijuana that a large amount of people.

Exactly hes toast

hes toast linking with a gay pervert for drugs..perfect. Frank runs a gay prostitution ring in his house and wrote Dodd - Frank banking bill....Im sick. Ron Paul is just gullible, the system is setting him up to fail.

“In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

Mark Twain

War on Drugs is why I became Ron Paul supporter.

Sorry, buddy, but I disagree with you 100%. The War on Drugs was literally the catalyst for my conversion from an ignorant college liberal to a full-blown die hard libertarian.

This, in my opinion, is the single greatest PR move he could possibly make for the 18-29 year old demographic.

Ron Paul is not going to win over the Neocons. He will win by siphoning off previous-Obama voters in the primaries. Marijuana is the key to millions of hearts.