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Congress to consider allowing marijuana possession

Posted by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) introduced legislation today to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession at the federal level. The Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009 would remove penalties for possession of up to 3.5 ounces of marijuana and the not-for-profit transfer of 1 ounce.

Please take action today to support this important legislation.

Congressman Frank’s legislation seeks to bring federal law in line with reality. 99% of all marijuana arrests occur at the state and local level. In practice, federal laws prohibiting marijuana possession act as a deterrent to states that may want a more sensible policy. Congressman Frank’s bill would remove that deterrent and push U.S. marijuana policy in the right direction.

The bill’s introduction comes amidst unprecedented momentum for reform, but it will still face significant opposition in Congress — so please visit mpp.org/federal-action and take action today!

http://blog.mpp.org/prohibition/congress-to-consider-allowing-marijuana-possession/06182009/

Do you agree with legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal possession? Why or why not?

If you agree you can use the links in this blog to email your reps.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:20 PM

It would be amazing if this happened but I have learned never to get my hopes up with this battle.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:23 PM


Quoting Friday: 

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) introduced legislation today to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession at the federal level. The Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009 would remove penalties for possession of up to 3.5 ounces of marijuana and the not-for-profit transfer of 1 ounce.

Do you agree with legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal possession? Why or why not?

If you agree you can use the links in this blog to email your reps.

All the dealers are going to become "non-profit organizations", haha.

Yes, I agree with legalizing it. But it would have to have all the stipulations that alcohol and cigarettes do. Age, where you buy it, where you can use it, etc.

Talee
by Gold Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 1:25 PM

 Yes I do...I am tired of marijuana being compared to crack and heroine etc...and people getting jailed for it like it is those harder drugs.

I never hear of people getting violent on it. I think it has more beneficial properties than most people think and it should be given a chance.

I also believe that once it is legalized it will be taxable and that might help the economy some.

No I dont smoke it  because it is illegal and I have kids...but I do think it should be legal. There are much more legal things out there that are far worse for a person.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jun. 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM


Quoting trippyhippy:

It would be amazing if this happened but I have learned never to get my hopes up with this battle.

I know but I have seen a lot of positive action lately. The tide is turning.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

PamR
by Pam on Jun. 22, 2009 at 6:21 PM
It's ridiculous for law enforcement to spend time chasing people who have a couple of joints in their possession. With the same restrictions as alcohol and cigarettes, I would be in favor of Frank's bill.
mommymonkey
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM

I am all for legalizing marijuana, so long as there are restrictions.


If it is done the way that cigarettes and alcohol are, and if there is a stiff penalty for contributing to minors, and if it is taxed, I see no reason why it should not be legal.

Just like with any other age restricted substance or object, it is one's personal choice to use or not. Unless and until it begins to violate someone else's rights.

I smoke cigarettes, and although I try not to, I do occasionally around my children as well. I got to say though, that the first person to smoke marijuana around my children would be beat to a bloody pulp.

I claim to be honest, and I am. I never said you'd like me for my opinions...

Karatemomlisa
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 7:17 PM


Quoting PamR:

It's ridiculous for law enforcement to spend time chasing people who have a couple of joints in their possession. With the same restrictions as alcohol and cigarettes, I would be in favor of Frank's bill.

I agree.

tericared
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM


Quoting PamR:

It's ridiculous for law enforcement to spend time chasing people who have a couple of joints in their possession. With the same restrictions as alcohol and cigarettes, I would be in favor of Frank's bill.


ditto

sweetie00
by on Jun. 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM


Quoting PamR:

It's ridiculous for law enforcement to spend time chasing people who have a couple of joints in their possession. With the same restrictions as alcohol and cigarettes, I would be in favor of Frank's bill.


this

msmuniqe
by New Member on Jun. 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM

I also agree to have only small amounts of marijuana be legal. In some states even patients are allowed to have small doses for nausea

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