Ron Paul comes up big for 420Submitted by windycityatty on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 13:14
Received the following email from the director of NORML in Washington D.C.
"Today, finally, Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) are dropping into the Congressional hopper two separate bills regarding cannabis:
-Medical Access to Marijuana
House bill numbers should be available shortly.
While the medical access bill has been re-introduced a number of times since the late 1990s, the decriminalization is the first one introduced in Congress since the early 1980s."
I am fairly positive Dr. Paul's bill is the medical access to marijuana bill and Barney Frank's is the decriminalization bill. Paul's stance against the federal war on drugs is commendable and in an era when very few politicians (let alone those running for President) will touch this third rail, Rep Paul embraces it and doesn't back down. Of course, his view on the subject is 100% consistent with his constitutional views as Congress has no right, absent a constitutional amendment, to ban nationally and criminalize certain substances, especially marijuana. As Paul notes, if Congress couldn't ban alcohol absent an amendment, they don't have the authority to do the same against drugs like marijuana. The federal marijuana ban, even for medical uses, is even more odious considering that 12 states have legalized it for medical purposes and the federal government insists on arresting, jailing, harassing and generally being major ********** to freedom loving people everywhere. Including those that are dying. Pathetic.
I urge you all to safely enjoy the 4/20 holiday this weekend and to contact your local Congressional reps to support Dr Paul's & Rep. Frank's bills (i dont have the numbers yet). Thanking you in advance,