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To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use.
Sponsor: Rep. Barney Frank [D-MA]
Cosponsor: Rep. Ronald Paul [R-TX]

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-5843

Here's how to cite the bill--
if you want to let your congressperson know how YOU feel about it:

GovTrack.us. H.R. 5843--110th Congress (2008): To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use, and for other purposes, GovTrack.us (database of federal legislation) <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-5843> (accessed Apr 25, 2008)

"This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee. Keep in mind that sometimes the text of one bill is incorporated into another bill, and in those cases the original bill, as it would appear here, would seem to be abandoned."

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 26th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
legalize pot
Thank god. Lets make room in prison for the violent crazies that should be in jail. Filling prisons with non-violent potheads is expensive and serves no good purpose. It's the most counter-productive thing a society can do.

Lets see some revenue from taxing it. lol The drug companies, drug test manufacturers, the detox industry and distillers will never let it happen. Money, special interest and corruption is at the root of all of America's problems. There are just too many people who make a living persecuting potheads. When I see the DEA chasing pot sellers, I see cowards too afraid to go after the really dangerous people dealing in the most dangerous drugs. These are the people you'll see at congressional hearings telling us that society will collapse if we legalize pot.

Like so many goods ideas, this won't see the light of day.
liveonearth
Apr. 27th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: legalize pot
Nope. You're right. But it's good to know it's out there. I would like to think that there are more representatives out there who might be convinced to cosponsor, though. If we the people were to actually activate on any given issue, we might get some laws changed. In my view, American apathy causes corruption to flourish.
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