Friday, June 24, 2011

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in US House

Yesterday Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas...Go Ron Paul Go!!) and Barney Frank (D-Mass) introduced a bill in the House Judiciary Committee that would remove marijuana from the schedule of controlled substances and leave it up to the states to regulate.

Marijuana bill introduced in US House

HB 2306 is not yet available on THOMAS the congressional website similar to our ALISON.

Already the chair of the House Judiciary Cmte., Rep. Lamar Smith is rattling his drug war saber, saying that he will not put the bill on the calendar. Sound familiar? He also said a bunch of other backwards thinking nonsense in his dismissal of this much needed legislation.

I need you to do two things.

1) Contact Rep. Lamar Smith's Office in Washington and demand that he give this bill a fair hearing. Here is his contact information. Go to link below to email him and please also give him a call. Pass this along to everyone you know.

Rep. Lamar Smith
Washington D.C. Office
2409 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

2) Go HERE to send a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith and your own US Rep. asking them to support this bill. Pass this along to everyone you know.

We are fast approaching the majority in this country. They cannot deny the will of the people forever. Make sure your voice is heard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only way marijuana will be decriminalized in the state of Alabama is thru the federal government. I hate to say it, but, Alabama misses out on being first with regard to so many issues, like marijuana, gambling, lottery etc. Even worse. We are always last. Common sence will tell you that marijuana and hemp could be great cash crops poviding jobs and tax revenue to this broke ass state. And we could free up time for the current law enforcement agencies to go after real crime and devastatingly addictive drugs like cocaine, heroine, meth etc. Not withstanding that growing our herb and smoking it at home in Alabama would help to solve some of the problems in Mexico and California where the gangs are killing people in brutal and unthinkable ways to maintain there "cash crop". I love Madison County and think Alabama is a beautiful state. I just wish the people here wherent so back woods in there thinking. We definitely need to think more progressively and be more educational in our approach to marijuana use and the proper classification of this wonder herb. I suppose we will just have to wait on the ignorant to die off and the youth whom without the outdated and uninformed stigma as has been attached to mj will make the changes. Oh well.