I just read over at Reason, that according to the Marijuana Policy Project, Barney Frank and Ron Paul plan on teaming up tomorrow (not the kind of team up that Rep. Frank usually likes though) to introduce a piece of legislation that would end the Federal prohibition of marijuana.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce bi-partisan legislation tomorrow, June 23, ending the federal war on marijuana and letting states legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference. Other co-sponsors include Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). The legislation would limit the federal government’s role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, allowing people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states where it is legal.
The legislation is the first bill ever introduced in Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition.
Leading critics of the war on marijuana will explain its significance for state and national marijuana policy at a national tele-press conference on Thursday.
Now 1) this “potential legislation” does not affect me in any way as I do not partake in the enjoyment of Mary Jane (though I used to,) 2) I would never vote for either of these two ass clowns and 3) this bill has about as much of a chance of passing as I have of making it with Christina Hendricks —- I fully support the idea of it and say that it is about damn time.
And any of my fellow “conservatives” on the right leaning side of the political spectrum who oppose this bill — you are idiots, and are not true Conservatives. I won’t even get into the argument about how the “war on drugs” is a forty year old joke that is nothing but a ridiculous waste of tax payer money and has done more to actually increase drug use in this country then to stop it.
It all comes down to federalism and states rights, which is something we on the right are supposed to be champions of. This proposed legislation makes too much sense — which sadly is why it won’t pass.