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NRO: Right on Marijuana

Nat'l Review Online| The Editors | Right on Marijuana | June 27, 2011

The War on Drugs, which is celebrating its 40th year, has been a colossal failure. It has curtailed personal freedom, created a violent black market, and filled our prisons. It has also trampled on states’ rights: Sixteen states have legalized “medical marijuana” — which is, admittedly, often code for legalizing pot in general — only to clash with federal laws that ban weed throughout the land.

That last sin is not the War on Drugs’ greatest, but it is not insignificant, either. A bill introduced by Reps. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) and Ron Paul (R., Texas) would remove the federal roadblock to state marijuana reform, and though the Republican House seems almost certain to reject it, the proposal deserves support from across the political spectrum.

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Interesting to see that NRO is staying true

to William Buckley's view on the drug war. Buckley was wrong on many things - foreign policy being the main one - but he always felt the drug war was just DUMB.

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It takes 2/3rds of states to ratify an Amendment

So the opposite should be true....

If one more state passes legalization....then federal law becomes irrelevant.

Think about it. It took 2/3rds of states to pass the 18th amendment "prohibition on alcohol" (now repealed).

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Thank you.

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We are human beings

Damn it.

We deserve better.

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Too bad Rep. Lamar Smith blocked the bill from being heard

But this doesn’t make me angry.. I know my history...it’s not for me to care about how people involved at the federal level are creating chaos for dividends on their pharmaceutical investments to rise... I for one could give two shits because I’ll be off the grid in a couple years laughing to the sky with a cherry lit pipe by my side.

..my life will not be run by goons.

My dogs will have their way if Monsanto touches my property.. and I will have plenty to store in my greenhouse if they spray my fields.

The only hope I do have is that those who made their investments to put cannabis users in prisons starve when it all comes tumbling down.. I hope they starve from ignorance and off to purgatory for the ones who call themselves religious but rather seek little rectangular pieces of paper they depend on for survival.

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Good article.

Straight forward and looks at the problem objectively. Thanks for posting.