Barney Frank On Pot

Massachusetts Representative and long-time marijuana advocate Barney Frank got people high and bothered this weekend. The homo-politico told Bill Maher – and the world – that he plans to introduce legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. The matter, he says, should be left to individual states and leaves more energy for pressing matters, like actual criminals. Plus, no one gives a damn about Mary Jane. criminals.

Explains Frank:

Do you really think people should be prosecuted for smoking marijuana? I don’t think most people agree with that. It’s one area where the public is ahead of the elected officials. It does not appear to me to be a law that society is serious about.

Frank’s bill would effectively remove the federal government from the herb battle, which includes DEA raids on medical marijuana outposts in California. That, of course, ain’t groovy for people in chronic pain.

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  • M Shane

    Weed is one of the only drugs I’m alergic to, so I don’t have a personal stake in the matter; I didn’t know that it did anything for pain, particularly chronic pain.
    The matter is just another of those economic-political issues. The liquor industry doesn’t want anyone getting high but on suds.

  • M Shane

    It would be just like that fathead Bush to sign it just to bring young people into the GOP, and it’s hardly very contrioversial, even tho he won’t prohibit torture.

  • PJ

    I haven’t smoked pot in over 10 years. Even if they did legalize it, I probably wouldn’t. But I have always been for the reform of marajuana laws.

    Check out NORML’s website.

    and if you are interested in other fun stuff. There is the Vaults of Erowid. ( Erowid has a lot of interesting articles on the effects of natural drugs from pot to absinthe and more.

  • wingtip

    Attorney Gen. File #: 2007-064
    California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2008
    Legalization of Marijuana-Related Activities
    . The initiative provides that no per-son, individual, or corporate entity could be prosecuted for the possession, cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp, including hemp industrial products, hemp medicinal preparations, hemp nutritional products, and hemp religious or recreational products. All of these products use as an ingredient the hemp plant commonly referred to as cannabis or marijuana. This measure also provides that the manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sale between adults of equipment or accessories associated with the above products shall not be prohibited.

    California Hemp Initiative Volunteers is looking for volunteer petition signature collectors

  • Amber LeMay

    In how many states is marijauna considered/acknowledged as the number one cash crop? Eventually, people fed up with rising property, gasoline, excise, surcharge and every other tax are going to realize/accept that there’s a helluva lot of money that’s going untouched by the governments.

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