Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Well, it musta been a very cold day in hell!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:54 p.m. EDT
Bob Barr Joins Marijuana Project

As a congressman from Georgia , Bob Barr sponsored an amendment that blocked the District of Columbia from allowing medical marijuana use. Now he’s flip-flopped on pot and become a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project.

"I, over the years, have taken a very strong stand on drug issues, but in light of the tremendous growth of government power since 9/11, it has forced me and other conservatives to go back and take a renewed look at how big and powerful we want the government to be in people’s lives,” said Barr, who left the House in 2003 after four terms.

Aaron Houston, the project’s government relations director, told The Politico that Barr "certainly would not have been the first person I would have expected to sign off to us, but I’m very pleased that he has. I’m very pleased that he has come around, and I hope he serves as an example to his former colleagues.”

Barr will lobby for the right of states to set their own marijuana policy without federal interference, according to The Politico.

The Marijuana Policy Project – which claims more than 21,000 members and over 100,000 e-mail subscribers – is a nonprofit organization that seeks protections for medical marijuana users and opposes jail time for marijuana use.

According to its Web site, "the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison.”

I am SHOCKED!!! Absolutely SHOCKED!! For those of you who don't know....Bob Barr is a former Republican Congressman from GA who was voted out of office because of this political ad for medical marijuana

Bob Barr recently joined the LNC and it was rumored that he was coming around on this issue. I'm still shocked though!! If he can be brought around then just about anyone could be brought around. It gives me hope.


Anonymous said...

One positive step for medical marijuana!!!

-Sepp said...

Most Republicans I know have no problem whatsoever with weed so, it doesent surprise me that he actually took a real position on the issue. What is surprising is that as a politician, he felt strongly enough to gamble his career on his belief and lost. I know more than a few democratic politicians who hold the same beliefs as Barr but, won't risk the votes to take a stand. As long as we elect moral cowards into office, we'll be stuck with the same old lame old.

Dan said...

Wow. Good news.