Send a letter to your Representative, ask him or her to support HR 2306, and help end the Federal prohibition of marijuana.
For far too long, America has been “addicted” to an approach to marijuana that is counterproductive, outdated, and frankly, just plain stupid. It makes no sense to spend enormous amounts of money chasing after marijuana users when there are far more important things for our law enforcement officials to do. It is ludicrous to pursue victimless crimes when there are crimes with actual victims that go unsolved.
Finally, two members of Congress have shown the guts to take action against this stupid policy. Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul have introduced HR 2306, a bill that would end the Federal prohibition against marijuana:
Marijuana laws should be set at the state, not federal, level, Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank argued in a bill they introduced Thursday. The goal of the bill, HR 2306, is not to legalize marijuana but to remove it from the list of federally controlled substances while allowing states to decide how they will regulate it.
“I do not advocate urging people to smoke marijuana. Neither do I urge them to drink alcoholic beverages or smoke tobacco,” said Frank (D-Mass.). “But in none of these cases do I think prohibition enforced by criminal sanctions is good public policy. “Criminally prosecuting adults for making the choice to smoke marijuana is a waste of law enforcement resources and an intrusion on personal freedom,” he added. (source)
States would still have the ability to regulate marijuana as they saw fit, but this would still be a giant leap from America’s current failed policy.
Please use the form to the right to contact your Represtative in the House, and ask him or her to support HR 2306.
Make no mistake, it will take some guts for members to support this bill, given that it goes against decades of drug war orthodoxy. But it’s the right thing to do, and if the more support they feel they have from constituents, the greater the odds they will find the guts to do it.
Contact your member, and ask him or her to support HR 2306. And spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, and another means, and tell your 10,000 closest friends to do the same.
(P.S. – if you also want to express your support for full legalization of marijuana, you can do so by clicking here).