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Thanks Marye...

Thanks so much for picking up the thread I laid out there and generating this wonderfully developing quilt of opinions, and overall support. What has my head soooo confused over the criminalization of weed, IMO, comes from a very common sense approach. When we compare the cost to society, the destruction of families and all the death associated with the big two legalized recreational drugs of alcohol & tobacco with my little homegrown weed, the unbalanced outrageousness of illegal pot hits me like a ton of bricks, because it just doesn't make sense. People don't die from smoking weed, WE SIMPLY DRIVE SLOW. About 500,000 people die annually from tobacco and it's associated diseases. People don't die from smoking pot, WE SIMPLY LAUGH UNCONTROLLABLY AT THE SILLIEST THINGS. The toll from alcohol approaches the same levels of death & destruction as tobacco, along with the added billions in health-care costs. But people don't die from smoking grass, WE JUST DANCE WILDLY AT DEAD SHOWS. Economically, we need to consider the potential tax revenues from legalized marijuana is open-ended on the high side (no pun intended), but would certainly be appreciated by all state, local & federal agencies that would share it. Weed has never been shown to be a gateway drug by any reputable study. Medical marijuana is supported my med professionals across the board, we're up to 13 states where it's been approved for use, the current Justice Dept. has now dropped the crackdowns & raids by Federal officers on legally licensed & operated medical outlets and their patients.
It's time to move beyond the fear and help our culture move forward in it's evolution to a saner & more balanced society. Many organizations are out there to do just this very thing, the Marijuana Policy Project among them. Let's act together and bring balance and common sense to the people of this country by enacting laws that reflect better judgement, and treats it's citizens like thoughtful human beings. The choice should be ours, just like the decision to drink alcohol or smoke a couple of packs a day.
Tobacco kills, alcohol kills, marijuana smiles...

Peace, Steve

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re the link

I was afraid that would happen, but it worked perfectly when I was posting, of course. If you go to Barney Frank's permanent pagewww.house.gov/frank/ and search for the bill it should come right up.

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MARAJUANA

MARAJUANA
A GIFT FROM GOD TO MY BROTHERS AND ME,
MARAJUANA
THE GOVERMENT WANTS TO TEST ME WHEN I PEE!!!!
Peace-
Moye

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ok.....

Washington used to cultivate it, The first flag was made from it. It has MANY materials we can use it for...paper, cloth, rope, etc...Wouldn't it be better to grow it to make these things other then cutting down trees for these materials??? And there is a lot of people with speech inpedaments that smoke canabis and there speech is totaly fine after the use, not to mention the wide variety of medical use it is for. Just my opinion... Don't get me wrong folks..... I don't think its ok to hand a 9 year old a joint and say here, toke up... But i do think it should be legal in the personal use of your own home.
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Moye

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dancing in the streets

Prohibition of mushrooms and a weed, violate my constitutional right, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of my happiness. (Let’s bring it into the 21st century). Provided my happiness does not impinge on another person’s happiness. By impinge I mean, any physical
Impairment to their freedom of mental choice, and movement.
I ingest specific substances to expand my consciousness, relax, as a healing tool to what may ail me, for recreation, and as my SACRED TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE DIVINE.

The articles misleading causation, between crime and
The ingestion of specific substances is promulgated by
fear, ignorance and prejudice.
Its a trickle down system. Those
that control the mirage of money as wealth, try to control the flow of information that is transmitted , ie..The "MEDIA".
There is an illusion that we exist in a democracy, our representatives and senators have been captured by the darkness. Its not their fault,
they were seduced by something
that is beyond their human capabilities. This darkness engulfs the planet, there is not an organization, religion,
corporation, that has not been contaminated by this virus, nothing exists that is not contaminated. Except those individuals that for one reason or another are not contaminated. you who are free of the virus,( if there are those that exist),have the self consciousness to know by cosmic sight, that there exists
beyond darkness, the light, you are of light, darkness does not exist in light.
I imagine there are an infinite number of ways to enlightenment, I just happened to fall on the tribal path, whose traditions used the same sacred herbs and fruits from the garden of Eden. THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE TREE OF KNOWALEDGE.
That's why the darkness several hundred years ago, brought about the Native American HOLOCOST, to eliminate the TRIBES that carried on the divine tradition.
Imagine if you will, the church and the kings representatives, sat down with the savages and partook in the tribal ceremony, it didn't take long for the tribe to know these men, for they saw these men groveling on the ground, screaming to get the demons out of their minds. They were reduced to babbling idiots.
The analogy that comes to mind, is the scene in the first Indiana Jones movie .when the ark was opened, the spirits looked beautiful, then they turned to abject horror. That’s what the meeting looked like, what the church (religion) saw, and what the kings (personal property, wealth) saw was their poverty compared to the majesty that appeared in front of them.
Thus the HOLOCOST of the TRIBES
Thus the fifty year old "WAR ON DRUGS"
So we, the country that the world sent their citizens , to participate in this great experiment called democracy would someday manifest, and the beacon of light from that French statue, the woman who would nurture this child called democracy to maturity, you the world who sent their hopes
and visions of a better world,
start dancing the streets ,because today the collective light of humanity's
love, faith, hope ,what we fought for, what we suffered for, liberty's light ,love ,justice, compassion
we did it ,that light is going round the world, darkness is turning to light.
TURN ON THAT OLE LOVELIGHT.
A small ray of that light, leads we the American people to say to the world that, we the American citizens offer our apologies to the world for the darkness that was created ,in this land. to our noble red brothers and sisters we ask your forgiveness.
to our noble older African brothers and sisters, the mother of our world ,we ask your forgiveness. To all the other peoples of the world who were touched by our darkness, we humbly ask your forgiveness.
And to those in the world that were touched by the love and light from the spirit of those noble generations that came before us, we , this generation shall shine their collective light, of peace and love through us ,and build on that legacy ,and never forget, not one ,those that sacrificed
so much for us, their children.

And as a token of the joy we experience today, we will end a war today. We end the " WAR ON DRUGS".

WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY
DO HEREBY DIRECT OUR PRESIDENT, TO PROVIDE A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON TO ALL OUR NON-VIOLENT CITIZENS CURRENTLY UNCONSTITIONLY, INCARSERATED FOR SO-CALLED DRUG OFENCES.

WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY DO HERBY DIRECT OUR SENATORS AND REPRESTATIVES,TO
ABOLISH ALL LAWS THAT UNCONSTITUTIONALLY, INFRINGED ON OUR RIGHT TO LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
marijuana, and psychoactive substances shall be legal
Cocaine and heron to be available to citizens eighteen or older . to be supplied by the department of health and human services. a protocol shall be implemented, that educates,treats,maintains quality control standards and evaluates the physical and mental status of the citizens who choose to indulge in those substances.

Attested FRANK TARANTINO
U.S CITIZEN

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gateway

gateway medicine for sure...

next thing you know, they'll be prescribing ritalin for kids who can't understand why Mommy needs special medicine...

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Some more info about the bill

This will also give you the opportunity to send an email to your local congressional representative in support of this bill!

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=13532281

'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac

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I'm for it!

Don't know exactly what the bill says, but anything that makes pot more legal is a good thing. Those who can medically benefit from it should have access and so should everyone else. If we were making tax dollars from the legal sale of pot instead of spending ridiculous amounts of money on enforcement and imprisonment think what a difference that would make in the federal and state budgets! Bye, bye deficits!

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I guess Barney Frank is good for something....

Great Topic!!! Unfortunately the link to Barney's bill is not working, so I can't comment on it properly, but I'm sure I support it.

I live in Massachusetts and since 1/1/09 we now only have $100 fine for possession under an ounce. I've been smoking for 15 years in some very unfriendly states and I can't express to you enough, the elation of carrying some bud with NO FEAR OF GOING TO JAIL!!!! It's really a divine feeling; kind of like a mix of freedom, justification, vindication, normalcy, and acceptance. I hope the rest of our American brothers and sisters in some unfriendly states can soon have the same feeling, too.

I went to a free outdoor concert a few weeks back featuring Lemonheads and Soul Asylum. I was suprised and happy to see nobody really smoking in public. I saw Phish at Fenway that same weekend and there was only one arrest for selling nitrous. Everything just seemed like business as usual. This kind of proves to me that a state being tolerant of marijuana will not flip upside with everyone becoming crazy pot heads.

But wait until 9/9/09 for an annual smokeout in the Boston Common where the good smokers of MA can get together and celebrate. God Bless the Herb! Peace!

'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac

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it all rolls into one

deadleg is in total agreement with jack straw

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The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act