Republican Texas Congressman Lamar Smith has said that his committee will not even consider the Barney Frank – Ron Paul marijuana legalization bill. Few would expect the bill to pass but forcing a vote would go a long way towards seeing where everyone stands and could really shake up many 2012 campaigns. By refusing to consider the bill, Smith is completely dismissing the concerns of millions of citizens.
The Representative’s ridiculous statement:
“Marijuana use and distribution is prohibited under federal law because it has a high potential for abuse and does not have an accepted medical use in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved smoked marijuana for any condition or disease.
Decriminalizing marijuana will only lead to millions more Americans becoming addicted to drugs and greater profits for drug cartels who fund violence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Allowing states to determine their own marijuana policy flies in the face of Supreme Court precedent.”
Call and write to the Congressman and tell him not to ignore the honest concerns of his fellow Americans:
Steve Elliot from Toke of the Town has more unpleasant details about Rep. Smith.
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