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.

Dear Representative:

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.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


ActivistCat said...

Send the letter and sign every petition you can find!

Help the bill pass - Sign the petition to "Change the Schedule of Cannabis, Cannabis Laws, and Drug Czar Laws".

Read and sign the petition at

Each signature sends an email petition letter to both Senators and the House Representative of the signer. After you sign send an email invite, share on facebook or twitter from the petition page.

Be sure your Representatives know you want change!

Anonymous said...

the bloodshot eyes shows your attention to detail in your photo shop endeavors - Bully for you!

I wish I could take credit for that piece of art but alas, it's "borrowed" not original.

FedEconomist said...

Woah, that is weird that Barney Frank would jump on board with a libertarian ideal like that :D

Paul's been pushing for an end to the war on drugs since before Barney Frank was busy pushing Fannie/Freddie expansion.

EgadsNo said...

2306 which would allow states to decide for themselves is being
blocked by Rep Lamar Smith (R) of Texas. This is a man who in the
current cycle has taken money for his campaign from:
$20,000 : National Beer Wholesalers Assn.
$15,000 : Schering-Plough Corp (merged with MERCK)
$11,000 : Altria Group (formerly Philip Morris)
$10,500 : Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
$8,000 : Eli Lilly & Co (prozac + cancer drugs)
$8,000 : Amgen Inc ( drugs for dealing/w chemo )
$7,000 : National Community Pharmacists Assn
$5,000 : GlaxoSmithKline
$5,000 : Constellation Brands (Beer&Wine (B&W))
$4,800 : Republic National Distributing (B&W).
(according to

This is the same man who says he will not even consider allowing it
to pass and is the head of the committee. Surely you can see the
conflict of interests when marijuana is proven to lower consumption use
of tobacco and alcohol- while offering a plethora of medical benefits.

According the US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence
Center- issued a report entitled “The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug
Use on American Society” Which said in 2007 we lost $193,000,000,000.00
fighting a war on drugs on a state and federal level. That is JUST ONE
YEAR. No wonder the DEA who so strongly opposes marijuana continues to
try to play the American public as fools. Marijuana accounts for 49%
of all arrests and according to the report near 150 billion goes to
police/courts/prisons fighting drugs.