Thursday, July 31, 2008


HR 5843

Barney Frank's federalization of compassionate use is getting some news play.
House Resolution 5843, titled the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008, would express support for "a very small number of individuals" suffering from chronic pain or illness to smoke marijuana with impunity.


If HR 5843 were passed, the House would support marijuana smokers possessing up to 100 grams -- about 3½ ounces -- of cannabis without being arrested. It would also give its blessing to the "nonprofit transfer" of up to an ounce of marijuana.

The resolution would not address laws forbidding growing, importing or exporting marijuana, or selling it for profit. The resolution also would not speak to state laws regarding marijuana use.
As usual, the article is cryptic in the details to the point of confusion. If you're not allowed to grow marijuana, then does the exemption only apply to processed marijuana? Legal to possess, but not to create. For all the articles useless hyperlinks, you'd think they would have bothered to link to the bill's text. Fortunately, Google did that for me. Other than it's introduction, no action on it yet.

so, was everything at last nights diesel dope meeting as much of a let down as it was on the news? cannabis clubs could give a rats patoot if they are buying or selling chemical indoor or may be able to educate the clubs about the difference of chemical to organic in about 50 years, if you're lucky. these people are destroying our watersheds, our silence, and our earth, and you people want "gentle peer pressure"? they only care about themselves. they don't care about the impact on you, or me, or anything else. they will not stop what they are doing until they either get busted, or burn themselves down. diesel grows are here because everyone here tolerates them in a "oh we have to be nice and polite because they are our neighbors". BS. at least the people in mendo had the balls to turn in their big 69,000 plant grow. no one here has that much guts. period.
WTF is wrong with congressional Democrats anyway? Just what the Repubs need to start up their drone on the family values meme again. Don't think this will backlash on Obama? Think again.
Just because pot is THE most important issue of our times in this steamy little cesspool of the universe - and the lawyers who are financially invested in the issue - do you really believe the rest of the country will find this a compelling issue that will displace off-shore oil drilling on their top ten concerns list?

BTW, Senate Dems are caving on that one too. That should help Obama when his own party vacillates on his anti-drilling position. You can bet Diane Feinstein will lead the retreat.

We are doomed to 4 more years of the same old same old because of jerks like Barney Frank et al. So we might as well be preoccupied about where our next joint is going to come from. We're going to need it.
Well, it doesn't look like there's going to be any movement on this for awhile. Certainly not before the election.
Here's the current co-sponsors of the bill:
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)
Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
Ron Paul (R-Texas)

I've sent my letter to Mike Thompson asking him to co- sponsor it. Have you?
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