Yesterday, President Obama announced a withdrawal in the war in Afghanistan. Reps Ron Paul and Barney Frank announced a withdrawal proposal on the 40 year war on Drugs. The bill proposes decriminalizing marijuana and leaving the issue to the individual states. This month We observe the 40th anniversary of the war or drugs, and note it is as much of a miserable failure as Richard Nixon who introduced this war.
The bill, which is expected to be introduced on Thursday by Republican Representative Ron Paul and Democratic Representative Barney Frank, would be the first ever legislation designed to end the federal ban on marijuana.
Sixteen of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
But planting, selling or commercially distributing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
Last year, California citizens voted not to legalize recreational marijuana use, although the debate continues in about half a dozen other states.
Making a plant illegal seems silly.
No, I’m not a smoker or a toker, nor even desire to be.