03/19/11 UPDATE: The actions on this are out of date but action links still go to NORML for more current actions and a good place for us to get to know who our allies are here.
For those who missed my posting of it earlier, the "Letter" box now contains THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK. In order to find the NOW HIDDEN "LETTER" BUTTON open the "READ MORE" and scroll down to bottom left of the "Overview".
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank reintroduced a pair of bills to limit the federal government's authority to arrest and prosecute marijuana offenders.
The first act, House Bill 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009, would ensure that medical cannabis patients in states that have approved its use will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from federal law enforcement agencies. Sixteen members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors to HR 2835, which is now before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The second act, House Bill 2943: 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 (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.
Passage of this act would provide state lawmakers the choice to maintain their current penalties for minor marijuana offenses or eliminate them completely. Lawmakers would also have the option to explore legal alternatives to tax and regulate the adult use and distribution of cannabis free from federal interference. Four members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors to HR 2943, which is now before two separate committees -- The House judiciary Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Now is the time to contact your U.S. Representatives are urge them to support common sense marijuana law reform. Ask your member of Congress to become a cosponsor of these important pieces of legislation.
To write your members of the House in favor of House Bill 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009, please go here:
To write your member of the House in favor of House Bill 2943: An Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults, please go here:
Thanks you for your support and assistance of NORML's federal marijuana law reform efforts.
The NORML Team
From: "NORML" email@example.com
Date: 26 июня 2009 г. 19:40