Barney Frank Teams Up With an Unlikely Friend to End Marijuana Prohibition
Looks like Barney Frank is feeling a little guilty for forcing Dodd-Frank on us, and is hoping we'll all get high and forget about it. Somehow, he's teamed up with - wait for it - Ron Paul to introduce a bill that would allow states to make their own marijuana rules.
You can support the Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2011 by writing your representative, who you can find here. Look, there's even a letter you can use. Copy and paste, lazy ass, it's not that hard.
I am writing to you to express my support for Representative Barney Frank's bill to end marijuana prohibition, and I urge you to co-sponsor this important legislation.
The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act 2011 (HR 2306) would end marijuana prohibition, removing it from federal scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act. It would enable states to pass their own laws, regulations and taxes to control marijuana and put an end to intimidation tactics from federal prosecutors with regard to marijuana laws.
Legalizing and regulating marijuana means removing the criminal element that has been created by prohibition and is so prevalent. It means protecting minors from purchasing marijuana as they are currently restricted from purchasing alcohol and tobacco. The bill also prevents the wasting of law enforcement resources on nonviolent marijuana arrests.
Marijuana prohibition is a proven failure and a colossal waste of government resources that could certainly be put to better use. Please become a co-sponsor of the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011" and help pass this pivotal legislation.
Personalize your letter by suggesting that you will vote for this person next election season if they heed your wishes. Or take it a step further and staple a warm $20 bill to your letter, full on lobbyist style.
I'll be thrilled to send mine sprayed in perfume with heart, your loving constituent, JDA written in glitter pen across it to creepy ass Steny Hoyer, who happens to be my representative.