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Ron Paul Legalize Marijuana Bill: 8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense

Barney Frank authored H.R.2306 introduced by Frank, Ron Paul, Conyers, Lee, Polis and Cohen. The legislation aimed to decriminalization marijuana by removing it from schedule of controlled substances — Schedule I(c) of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)). The amendment, now with 20 co-sponsors, languishes in committee awaiting additional sponsors.

Seventeen states, including D.C. now have legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana. Seven states have legislation currently pending. However, federal law and state laws are in conflict and will remain so until such legislation as H.R. 2306 or future legislation just like it is passed. This is a state's rights issue and it's time for the federal government to quit playing "Big Brother" and overstepping its bounds.

It is time Congress acted to decriminalize the use of marijuana and here are eight reasons why.


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I'm about to ignore this unconstitutional law

in 20 minutes.

Tongue-in-cheek.. No sense of humor today? lol

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5 years in Federal Prison for pot???

We all know that someday, soon, this prohibition will end.

I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense.

The memorable day that I met with the parole panel, I asked, "When pot becomes legal, what will my 5 years spent in prison have meant?"

Their response, "That is a very philosophical question. We don't deal with philosophy in this office."

Case closed...go back to your cell.

When the 5 years were gone, I walked out and never looked back. But, I know to this day, there are thousands of Americans...and I emphasize 'thousands,' still dealing with the same miserable crap.

It has to end.

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In the video I realized for

In the video I realized for the first time that Ron Paul said marriage licenses were argued for health reasons. What is the history on this? I know that the government mandated marriage licenses ect but I had never heard that it was on health grounds. Anyone have any deeper history on this?


There was a time people were told that venereal diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea were rampant (like terrorists fear mongering now) following WWII. This was not an open topic for discussion because it had to do with sex. Because it was not socially acceptable for people to have sex before marriage, and people didn't ask their soon to be spouse if they were sexually active (everyone pretended no one was)a blood test was required which took several days for results (still required in many states as a way to get money). Basically it was a clean bill of health for engaged couples. Both parties were provided with results. If someone had VD it was grounds to break engagement and call off wedding, or get treated and not talk about it.

Barney Frank is still an ass

Barney Frank is still an ass though

Too many special interests benefit from the status quo

Who cares that Cannabis is safer on all measures of harm when compared to legal drugs like alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and asprin. Who cares if Cannabis can be used to produce tens of thousands of products and can provide an alternative to petrochemicals as a feedstock for the production of countless other products. Who cares that Cannabis is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.

Who cares that the endocannabinoid system of the human body regulates a myriad of biological processes ranging from bone formation to inflammation and plays a critical role in the immune system and is integral in the body's defense against many forms of cancer. Who cares if Cannabis contains 85 known cannabinoids which just happen to activate and modulate the endocannabinoid system for people who have an imbalance. Who cares that Cannabis has been shown to cure cancer.

None of these facts and countless others matter to the politiwhores in the district of criminals. We have a drug war to wage and drug warrior cum special interests to pay handsome profits. We can't let facts get in the way of doling out money to the prison industrial complex. Just think of all the union jobs that would be lost if the drug war ended; and end it would along with the end of Cannabis prohibition.

No, too many drug warriors stand to lose too much money for Cannabis to be un-criminalized. Rather it is easy to foresee big pharma stepping in with proprietary blends of cannabinoids as a way to sap the support for legal Cannabis from those who see the overwhelming medical and scientific evidence pointing to Cannabis's historical and potential medical uses. What better way to protect the profits of big pharma and the prison industrial complex and all the drug warriors than by maintaining the criminalization of personal Cannabis possession, consumption, and farming. Meanwhile certain special interests will be granted the authority to cultivate, formulate, distribute, and profit handsomely from the same plant. Expect this soon, perhaps as soon as the judgment comes down from the rescheduling court case next week.

Ron Paul and the others are right, the government doesn't have the moral authority let alone the legal power to criminalize Cannabis, but the lack of legal authority never stopped any thug with a gun when he approaches an unarmed or otherwise compliant victim. The government can not legislate morality, nor can it successfully violate the laws of nature by prohibiting peaceful consensual commerce. Yet it is obvious that it can pick winners and losers even when it engages in failed policy (and it doesn't engage in any other kind). It has favored the prison industrial complex and select industrial interests at the expense of an ever increasing number and extent of all Americans rights. Like foreign wars, the war on drugs has led to the expansion of the state, the loss of liberty at home, the slaughter of innocents, and the further corruption of those in power.

It is time to end the wars around the globe and it is time to stop waging war on peaceful Americans here at home. Yet the cries of the peacemakers appear to fall on deaf ears. Where are the representatives from all of the medical marijuana states? Should not every one of them be voting to remove federal authority (or color thereof) from interfering in their constituents decision to create a medical exemption from their state narcotic laws? Is not the failure to do so essentially an act of treason against their own state citizens? But logic and facts were never part of the prohibition of drugs and I don't see them playing any part in the tragedy that is Cannabis prohibition in the near future.

Here's to hoping I am wrong.


More liberty minded everyday

Lots of the people over at Policymic have some great articles on Ron Paul. Lots of liberty articles every day. This is an issue that needs to be kept in front of congress and we need to be calling to get this bill passed.



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Thank you Dr. Paul for once again representing personal liberty.

Freedom of choice, not freedom from choice!

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