Thursday, July 31, 2008
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.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.
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.
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.
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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