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Thursday, April 17, 2008

One Toke Over The Line?

Dear Congressman Pomeroy:

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) today introduced his briefly anticipated marijuana decriminalization bill. Dubbed the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008, it would eliminate federal criminal penalties for possession of up to 100 grams (about three and a half ounces) of marijuana and the nonprofit transfer of up to an ounce. This is similar to the change recommended by the Nixon-appointed National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (a.k.a. the Shafer Commission) 36 years ago.

Speaking most emphatically as someone who is NOT a marijuana user, I nontheless applaud Rep. Frank for taking this step. As unpopular as it may be to do so, I hope you will seriously consider supporting Rep. Frank and his efforts at ending this most wasteful and pointless aspect of the so-called War on Drugs.

Sincerely yours,

James A. Walsh

(Yeah, yeah, I know...voice in the wilderness, and all that. At least give me brownie points for the effort. If you're inclined to do the same go here...)


  • This is why I consider libertarians as LOSERtarians, because they can only think in terms of people doing what they want when they want, not in terms of what is right and what is wrong in principle.

    You're the Con constructivist, where does it say that Americans should have the right to be pothead losers?

    Why would anyone in their right mind give moronic Americans an even greater latitude to become even larger scale morons?

    Libertarians are NOT conservatives, but liberals in disguise. I've been saying this all along and this yet again proves to be correct.

    By Blogger David Black, at 12:23 PM  

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