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Lawmakers Call For An End To Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

In AMERICA, DEMOCRATS, DRUGS, POLITICAL PARTIES, REPUBLICANS on 18/06/2009 at 3:46 PM

Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, along with co-sponsors Ron Paul (R-TX); Maurice Hinchey (D-NY); Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), will reintroduce legislation today to limit the federal government’s authority to arrest and prosecute minor marijuana offenders. The measure, entitled an “Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults,” would eliminate federal penalties for the personal possession of up to 100 grams (over three and one-half ounces) of cannabis and for the not-for-profit transfer of up to one ounce of pot – making the prosecutions of these offenses strictly a state matter… Norml Blog

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Governor asks: What if pot’s legal and taxed?

In AMERICA, DRUGS, POLITICAL PARTIES, REPUBLICANS on 06/05/2009 at 4:39 PM

As California struggles to find cash, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it’s time to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use. The Republican governor did not support legalization – and the federal government still bans marijuana use – but advocates hailed the fact that Schwarzenegger endorsed studying a once-taboo political subject.”Well, I think it’s not time for (legalization), but I think it’s time for a
debate,” Schwarzenegger said. “I think all of those ideas of creating extra revenues, I’m always for an open debate on it. And I think we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what effect did it have on those countries?”.. Sacramento Bee