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SSDP ACTION ALERT: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act Of 2013

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students for sensible drug policyBelow is an action alert from Students for Sensible Drug Policy:

On February 5, 2013 Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced H.R. 499, the “Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2013.”

Rep. Polis’ bill would end federal marijuana prohibition and let states decide their own marijuana policies without the threat of federal interference, and would set up a regulatory process – similar to the one for alcohol – for states that decide to legalize. Specifically, the bill removes marijuana in any form from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, adds marijuana to the sections of the U.S. code governing “intoxicating liquors”, and transfers Federal marijuana jurisdiction from the Drug Enforcement Administration and gives it to the newly-renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms and Explosives.

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  1. Okay. Done. Here’s what I added:

    Most of the following is a form e-mail, but it expresses my will as well as the will of many freedom-minded individuals that want to see an end to this prohibition against Cannabis. It has reached the point where the majority of Americans want to be treated as responsible adults that can make their own decisions about what they want to be able to legally put into their own bodies and not have to listen to some type opf nanny government that thinks that it knows what’s best for them. We can no longer afford to keep throwing fuel on the fire that this prohibition has become. It has not worked in any measurable way since its inception. It has never decreased drug use in any measurable way. It has only cost taxpayers more and more, year after year, and has criminalized and marginalized countless otherwise law abiding citizens. I see the prohibition against Cannabis as the single greatest threat to individual and state independence that has ever been perpetrated against the public. I ask that you stand for State Rights as firmly as you stand for Individual Rights and support measures that allow responsible American adults at least the same freedoms as they enjoy regarding alcohol and tobacco use, which are both more harmful than Cannabis and yet are considered legal for reponsible adults to use. Thank you for your consideration of this very important subject.

    Now follows the form e-mail. Please read it.

  2. Added to the letter to my state rep:

    “Cannabis prohibition has failed to protect our children and communities, incarcerated individual small time users and funded street gangs and cartels. Prohibition has enabled the drug cartels to create drug trafficking networks here in the U.S. that rivals our legitimate corporate infrastructures.

    We cannot allow this failed federal prohibitive policy to continue, nor allow the harm that has been created in its wake. It is time to allow the states to experiment with local regulation and taxation without federal intervention. I am certain it will benefit individuals within our local communities far more than 40+ years of failed federal prohibition.

    Please support H.R. 499 so we can end the harm federal marijuana prohibition causes.”

    Signed, sealed and delivered…

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