Friday, 24 June 2011

End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

The "war on drugs" has failed, at a cost of billions of dollars and thousands of lives.  Far better to legalise and treat as a medical issue.
LEAP is "law enforcement [officers] against prohibition": that is, men and women who have been at the front line of enforcement and have seen that it doesn't work.
I get their regular mails.
Here's a recent one:

End Federal Marijuana ProhibitionWrite YOUR Rep

Take Action Now!

Dear Peter:

Today Representative Barney Frank, along with a group of supportive Members of Congress, introduced Bill HR 2306, the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011." The billwould end marijuana prohibition for adults on a federal level, enabling states to pass their own laws, regulations and taxes regarding marijuana.

This bill would protect the rights of states to enforce their marijuana laws and put an end to federal prosecutors threatening governors and state legislators over the distribution and sale of marijuana. It also allows states to set regulations protecting minors, as marijuana would be regulated and controlled, and remove the criminal element that is so prevalent today, freeing up law enforcers to focus on solving violent crime rather than wasting their time on nonviolent marijuana offenses.

I don't have to tell you how historic and important this bill has the potential to be. But it needs YOUR support to move forward. Please take a moment to write to your representatives and urge them to co-sponsor HR 2306, the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011." Please take action now!

Thank you,

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director