Apparently sanity is slow to cultivate, but welcome when it flourishes. It appears that Ron Paul’s fight for marijuana laws that convey some sort of intelligence in today’s modern world, was joined by five Congressional Representatives. The gang of 5, who pledge to carry on Ron Paul’s fight for sanity, regarding marijuana laws are:
1.) Democrat, Charlie Rangel
2.) Democrat, Sam Farr
3.) Democrat, Steve Cohen
4.) Democrat, Barbara Lee,
5.) Republican, Dana Rohrabacher
Ron Paul and Barney Frank last year joined together to create some very innovative and thought-provoking marijuana legislation that would have repealed the federal government’s current prohibition against marijuana. This bill which would have allowed for full scale scientific studies on the different Cannabinoids that are known to exist in the marijuana plants chemical makeup, never made it out of committee due to lack of support.
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When the gang of five were approached by an online site known as politico recently, to answer a form question for all policymakers… “will the push to legalize pot fade away” – it seems that all agreed that the simple answer to that question was no.
Marijuana decriminalization is an issue that will undoubtedly become more prevalent over time.
I believe that the federal government should stop targeting the legal vendors that are providing safe…
The movement to allow for the medicinal use of marijuana in particular saw growing support just last week when I, along with Congressmen Hinchey, McClintock, and Farr, introduced an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to prevent states from implementing their own medical marijuana laws.
This is an important bipartisan issue and the public is beginning to understand and appreciate how medical marijuana can help people with cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other life-threatening illnesses.
While Congress will certainly miss the leadership of Mr. Frank and Mr. Paul, the fact is that the war on drugs has failed. These failed policies will mean that the fight for sane policy will continue: Source