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Homo-politico Barney Frank today introduced the “”Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008,” which “remove federal criminal penalties for personal possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana.” It would also allow for the transfer of up to an ounce as long as no money’s made. Said Frank at the press conference, “I cannot think there are many people who are in favor of using limited federal resources in law enforcement to arrest people because those people decide to smoke marijuana.” [KLTV]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jul 30, 2008
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  • 12 Comments
    • shivadog
      shivadog

      It’s about time we did something about our insane drug laws. Recently I’ve read of a guy sentenced to life in prison for selling drugs, while a guy that killed a gay man gets less than two years in prison. We really need to get our priorities straight. (well, not straight, but you know what I mean) Not that I really expect anything to come of this. Most politicians are too afraid of looking “pro-drug” to vote for something like this.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • foofyjim
      foofyjim

      It doesn’t go far enough. It should decriminalize the sale of marijuana as well…

      …and tax it.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd
      todd

      Criminalization of weed is long past a joke. Why should nasty criminals make money off of something everyone does/has done? It’s beyond moronic.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      Although I am all for it, why did Frank decide to introduce this now in a presidential election year? Just more fodder for Republicans. Can’t you see the campaign ad now, “gay Democrat introduces bill allowing your teenage son to get stoned” or “why does Barney Frank want to allow your son to get high?”

      Couldn’t he have waited until November 5? Its not going to get voted on anyway. He’s an idiot.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lost
      Lost

      Rebuplicans can still listen to Nancy Reagan and
      “Just Say No”

      I’m not a repug, and I don’t care, Pass me the doobie

      Jul 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      A 100 grams would last me a YEAR

      Jul 30, 2008 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kiera
      Kiera

      “Why should nasty criminals make money off of something everyone does/has done? It’s beyond moronic.”

      Umm, I’ve some news for you Todd, if marijuana is decriminalized and regulated nasty criminals will still be making money off of it, only they will be using the proceeds to fund election campaigns instead of turf wars.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L
      L

      Tom,
      Oh great. Now we’ve got to lay low cause the repugnicunts might misunderstand us. Let me guess – when Obama is president, we should not press too hard cause it would seem unseemly. You are an UNCLE TOM. Goddamn chicken shit pussy ass faggot. Don’t tell me I should wait for my rights.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      they should just legalize marijuana and tax it like they tax cigarettes. the government could make a lot of money….

      Jul 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      haha, L. your rights? and just what right is that to “get high”? and how am i an “uncle tom” (whatever that is) because i want Democrats to win the election and not blow it over some stupid shit like legalizing marijuana. such hostility for a stoner.

      and when did this become such an important issue? but maybe rational, intelligent thought is impossible for a pothead. fire another one up smokey and laugh while Rome burns.

      Jul 30, 2008 at 9:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • An Other Greek
      An Other Greek

      intelligent thought is impossible for a pothead, says “Tom”

      but, presumptuous judgments aside, laws should strive to represent –REASON– and Justice. Laws that beg to be broken, and most often are (even by such exemplary citizens such as several POTUS), degrade the whole system, the whole concept.

      Our legal system should not represent prejudices and superstitions. It should be as unassailable as possible from debate… Legalizing marijuana would be a civilizing action which would encourage more respect for the law.

      ——————————————————-

      Jul 31, 2008 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      I have to agree with AOG on this one. And not to further the tirade, but political punditry and Fox news aside, I doubt this or much of anything, short of a really big bombshell (which there very well could still be one out there) will sway the course of this election, Obama is going to win. I’m not his hugest fan and I have some real issues with him on some things, but all of the polls show him having a healthy lead (that is growing) and McCain is looking increasingly crazed and desperate every day (because gay sweaters back in January didn’t make him look nuts…)

      http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/no-cliffhanger-obama-landslide/2008/07/27/1217097059908.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

      Jul 31, 2008 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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