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Pot Before Marriage

Jim Burroway

June 18th, 2009

As we reported earlier, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has announced that he will introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) into Congress sometime next week. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is lined up to beamong the eight cosponsors of that bill. He and Baldwin are already among the 120 co-sponsors of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act which is still working its way through the Senate. And they are among the 147 co-sponsors of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009, which would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Barny and Baldwin however haven’t had the time or the inclination to introduce a repeal of the “Defense of Marraige Act.” Maybe they don’t feel that the time is right politically. Maybe they’re looking for a signal from the White House or Congressional leadership. I don’t know.

But they have decided that the time is ripe to introduce, along with arch-homophobe Ron Paul (R-TX) and Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA), the “Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults.”

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K
June 18th, 2009 | LINK

Well, I guess if we’re all stoned we’ll be less likely to mind everything else.

Scott VanTussenbrook
June 18th, 2009 | LINK

Legalizing weed is now less dangerous for politicians to support than is marriage equality.

That’s CHANGE WE CAN BE…, er, , … Wait, what?

Welcome to the new millennium. Everything old is new again, same sh*t different administration, Republicans are still lying hypocritical bullies (Greetings, Sen. Ensign) and Democrats are still all spineless glops of yesterday’s warm Jell-O (Greetings, entire (D) caucus in the US Senate).

I need an aspirin.

And a drink.

Jim Burroway
June 18th, 2009 | LINK

hehehehehehehehehehe….

Dude, pass the Doritos…

Gay Christian 101
June 18th, 2009 | LINK

The more intelligent course would be to legalize hemp.

Its a wonderfully easy crop to grow, compared to almost any other legal cash crop grown by American farmers and offers a much higher net financial gain per acre.

Hemp will grow in many areas with little to no fertilizer, is bug resistant, drought tolerant and has a ready market around the world.

And hemp, although a cousin to marijuana, will not produce a buzz so legalizing hemp ought to be an easy sell even to the anti-drug crowd.

Hemp seeds are a wonderful health food and hemp products have been used around the world for hundreds of years.

Legalize Hemp Now!

Duncan
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

At least it is good to see legislators moving on another irrational law often justified by “threat to YOUR children!” fearmongering.
My personal preference would be to place marijuana and cannabis on the same legal footing as tobacco now is, and reserve prohibition for the truly dangerous and highly addictive substances such as heroin and government funding.

marc in milwaukee
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

I think Barney is from Massachusetts, not Wisconsin. Tammy does hail from America’s Fairyland . . . er – Dairyland, tho

Jim Burroway
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

Of course, you’re right. Sorry about the error.

Timothy Kincaid
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

“…the truly dangerous and highly addictive substances such as heroin and government funding.”

You put a smile on my face to start the Friday.

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