H.R.2306 - Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011 as introduced.

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FreeRoamer 06/24/2011 4:24pm
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Kudos to Barney Frank, Ron Paul, and the other congressmen brave enough to publicly support this bill.

Legalize marijuana!

fluffymetal 07/01/2011 9:47am
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“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

EgadsNo 06/27/2011 6:20am
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Remember this republicans, the elderly are the largest supporters of medical marijuana. Not only do almost all of them have something pot can help them with- but they vote. Young parents are predominantly who is against marijuana reform. The real youth are irrelevant- they dont vote.

Every elderly person has a disease that medical marijuana can help them with- and they almost all know of someone good who has been screwed over by laws against it. They almost all know someone who is using it that swears by it, this masquerade is ending- there is ample scientific evidence to support this bill, it has even been paid for by the US FED.

Dont end up looking like a fool by spouting rhetoric that everyone knows is lies. Help this bill pass and be regarded as heroes.

djw2 06/28/2011 12:24am
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Yep… that’s it alright. I think it’s great. The bill ads the interstate transport restrictions, but aside from that, it simply strikes marijuana from the code… removes it entirely from schedule 1.

I’m not sure it gets any better than this.

rogueit 06/28/2011 9:54am
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How can we ensure that this gets a public hearing?

soldot 07/02/2011 9:37pm

i have never posted or commented on a bill, but this is something that really needs to be considered. it is natures way of medicine and a safer alternative to drinking, as marijuana does not affect the CNS the same way as alcohol. please Congress, ima young man from virginia and i know that this would extremely be beneficial to our economy and a major blow on the drug dealers on the street that would sell to anyone. any age. THATS SCARY. id rather know my children couldnt get ahold of it unless they were to make a fake i.d. and thats impossible even then nowadays with all the safety features on our i.d. cards. just please Congress, please America. i love you both. you have done so much for me but i just completely and honestly know this would be beneficial to our whole country.

-Thank You
ablanford 06/30/2011 12:02pm

The two opposed to this bill are most likely anti-constitution, pro oppression law enforcement or DEA. Because all thinking individuals know and understand that this bill merely moves the responsibility of regulation to the States, where it should be.

Down with the DEA! DOWN WITH THE OPPRESSIVE DEA!

RejectGovt 08/31/2011 2:45am
politicaltech 07/11/2011 10:34am

Lamar Smith needs to schedule a hearing for H.R. 2306 for the sake of our nation and democracy. The founding father’s knew the true benefits of the Cannabis plant:
“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
- George Washington, U.S. President
“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.”
- John Adams, U.S. President

The Industrial Hemp industry would create jobs, tremendously raise GDP, exports would go through the roof and on-top of it all it is a self-sustaining resource that will never deplete. We are fools to ignore God’s gifts (example: Jesus) and meander around the fact that synthetic pain killers and all forms of alcohol destroy the liver and cause rash behavior but yet these are legal items. Marijuana has been proven by medical doctors to have medicinal purpose but yet the DEA claims the harmless plant to be more dangerous than cocaine and meth. Stop the ignorance and schedule a legitimate hearing.

biff4567 07/02/2011 6:48pm

There are a few things to look at here when thinking of the matter,
The first thing I look at is learning from other people’s mistakes or choices that have positively effected their economy, way of living and health.
The best reference is obviously the Netherlands, Marijuana is legal there and their economy will always be supported by the tax money they collect from regulating Marijuana. Their health is also very good, better than the US in some aspects, and their way of living is not effected by Marijuana in a negative way, they are as functional as any other part of the world and maybe more so than others. So my question is, why do we even have a prohibition on Marijuana? If there is one thing the United States Government could easily do is to begin regulating Marijuana, tax it and stop having to battle the war on Marijuana that drains so much of our funds. Some of these funds should be spent on informing the people that marijuana isn’t good for you, to keep the people safe. LEGALIZE

rudepeople 07/02/2011 4:52pm

@gene999: I cant help but read a little into your post… you do not appear to have read the bill, the bill is not about legalizing anything. Where it is illegal, it will remain illegal. This Law will take the power to regard it as legal or illegal from the Federal government and place it into the hands of the states.

@KearThyn: I agree to some degree that the elderly aren’t ALL sick or in need of narcotics… but a good number of them are, or have direct connection to someone who does… I think that’s what EgadsNo was getting at… though I could be wrong.

As for the law itself, I’m for it… I think that rather than jumping from a runaway bus it’s better to take the wheel and try to redirect it to someplace positive. and the war on drugs has become a runaway bus. It’s time for some sanity.

QUALIFIER: I don’t do drugs, don’t smoke, and I don’t even drink. But I think I should have the right to choose.

melissasmilie 07/07/2011 10:41pm

Having worked on an oncology unit in our local hospital, I am all for this bill. The medicinal use for cancer patients are wonderful. Sadly I worked in a state where it is still considered illegal. These patients either deal with conventional medication which have horrible side effects or use pot illegally. Those who use pot have a better quality of life then those who use conventional medications and deal with the side effects. Pot is great for anorexia, as well as pain.
I have a friend in Vermont who has MS, she uses legally according to Vermont law. Some days if she has nothing to smoke she can hardly get out of bed never mind walk. There is so much that pot helps I find it criminal that it is not legal. Alcohol which must be manipulated to produce is legal but a plant that has so many wonderful medicinal properties is illegal. This really doesn’t make sense.

kbthiede 09/21/2011 12:24pm

Find me one good, valid reason for prohibiting cannabis without justifying oppression in general. Oh whats that? It cannot be done.

FreeRoamer 07/04/2011 12:35am

You can contact Lamar Smith (representative of Texas), who is the Chairman of the committee that is supposed to give this bill its first hearing. A simple Google search should give you his phone number. It also wouldn’t hurt to contact any of the other representatives that are on the committee either.

alchemistic 10/12/2011 8:39am

On Aug 25Th H.R.2306 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011 was Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. This is a vast political oversight as it should have been referred to the Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, which is the committee that oversees the issues which are being presented by this referendum. NOT the committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. the subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security should NOT be allowed to weigh in on this issue until the other committees have seen it, as this referendum is seeking approval for something for which that committee already has an established prejudice against. Am I wrong?

KearThyn 07/02/2011 3:50pm

EgadsNo, “Every elderly person has a disease that medical marijuana can help them with.” Really? REALLY?
Ugh.
Not every elderly person has a disease, and not all of them can be helped with medical marijuana. She’s not in any pain, but my grandma can’t walk. Will marijuana help her?

That being said, I’m still on the fence about this law. I think people who use recreational marijuana are too chicken to face the real world, but the tax revenue from it could help our economy and put drug dealers out of business. It’d be safer, too, and much more regulated. It would be more accessible too, which isn’t too great, but…I don’t know. As I said, I’m still undecided.

GetLoveBack 09/21/2011 1:37pm

Get this passed fast!
Lives are depending on it!

djw2 06/27/2011 12:07pm

Does anyone know where I can read it? I want to support it… but I need to read it.

rogueit 07/25/2011 8:52am

So now that it has been referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Does that mean that Lamar Smtih gave it a hearing or is this just another way to kill the bill?

Thanks,
Rogueit

alchemistic 10/12/2011 8:02am

Maybe this link I posted below can help you decide. The federal government has no precedent to wage a “red herring” war on peaceable American citizens, especially when the alternative IE. tobacco, alcohol and pharmacological y manufactured drugs have proven to be much much worse. Yet, our government not only tolerates them, but it sponsors the production knowing that those substances can and do kill. Cannabis however, does not! Our government is unconstitutionally denying us something that is natural and beneficial. America did not vote for the removal of Cannabis from our way of life, its denial for use was/is in fact an act of oppression and tyranny.

tyr·an·ny   [tir-uh-nee]
noun, plural -nies.
1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
“dictionary.com”

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/08/23/drug-czar%E2%80%99s-office-%E2%80%98we-can%E2%80%99t-legalize-marijuana-because-some-people-abuse-prescription-drugs%E2%80%99-wait-what/

mowerman867 12/11/2011 6:31am
in reply to KearThyn Jul 02, 2011 3:50pm

Understand your concearn with grandmother ,Ive been in a accident had so many surgies that well cant count them on both my hands so over ten, pain rules my day cant take any meds that the Hospital gives me,But i eat some marijuana and pain goes to were i can stand it..To the right people this works please help with this issue sounds as you are concearned enought about your grandmother and well try it with her see what happens….As the saying goes “you never know”

soflbass 01/20/2012 8:52pm
in reply to gene999 Jul 01, 2011 2:44am

Nobody said anything about you could smoke pot wherever you wanted to. The states already decide where you can smoke cigarette and cigars. States would likely amend the laws to include pot too. Comparing driving by lumping pot in with alcohol is about as stupid as, complaining about something you never even tried.

rogueit 06/27/2011 2:37pm

I believe you can find the full text of the bill here.

http://tinyurl.com/6gaocm7

gene999 07/01/2011 2:44am

Yes ablanford may be you right.Is gorw of Marijuana Seeds legal??

Theescooter 11/22/2011 9:56am

The War on Drugs is a medical issue, and as such should be addressed by medical professionals, not law enforcement. The Federal government needs to stop interfering with the states Constitutional right to govern themselves through the will of the people; millions of votes should not be negated by the opinions and desires of a select few in higher offices. That is not a Democracy, it is a Dictatorship. Our citizens are tiring if this, and taking action more and more. President Abraham Lincoln once stated “[prohibition] is an attempt to turn mens vices into criminal acts.” The desire for drugs will always be there, and will never stop.

josh89147 02/17/2013 2:39pm
in reply to nduchane Jan 13, 2012 6:38am

i am a bartender and yes that is true i grad with a bach. beverage managment degree at unlv this is what everybody that knows abought achool will tell you “a beer a day will keep the cold away”.

wolf53570 11/11/2011 4:44pm

vote for RON PAUL 2012

soflbass 01/20/2012 9:10pm
in reply to mowerman867 Dec 11, 2011 6:31am

Jeez another one that can’t think for themselves. Apparent from your comment you are still too young to get it. Using your GM to compare apples to oranges is just wrong. THAT being said, let’s put it this way. What the commenter was eluding to actually reaches much farther than only the elderly. I say that for all the over and under the counter drugs we Americans take, if weed was legal, most people could discontinue wouldn’t have to use them. They would save the expense of the meds and forego the pain of withdrawal from stopping the so called legal dope. Ever been around anyone tryin to kick pain pills?

Pot is the panacea but nobody will admit it because of the power the drug companies have over us and the propaganda the government has fed us since we were babies. Didn’t anyone see Refer Madness? And i’ll bet every one of you that smokes pot will agree. Pain pill or a joint which one would you choose?

tofwap 10/25/2011 2:55am

People are getting a hold of this substance one way or another. I say we stop wasting our money on keeping it out. The one and only problem I have with it would be people smoking it in public, which can just be regulated in the same manor as RCW 70.160. Quit wasting valuable time and money on an issue that has an obvious outcome.

nduchane 01/13/2012 6:38am
in reply to fluffymetal Jul 01, 2011 9:47am

“Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health” –Thomas Jefferson

He said Beer promotes health… They must have had some pretty different beer back then. Point is you can’t argue by just putting a quote from a dead guy. That doesn’t prove anything and its not helping whatever side you’re on.


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