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  • Latest Action: Jul 23, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • 8% of users oppose H.R.2943

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    Supporting Organizations

    • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

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    • Americans for Safe Access

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    • Drug Policy Alliance Network

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    Opposing Organizations

    • National Narcotic Officer’s Association Coalition (NNOAC)

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 25, 2009, by Fredamae - DE-Schedule Cannabis at the Federal Level, once and for all. Cannabis is Not a drug, it is an Efficacious Herbal Alternative; therefore it does Not need regulation under the CSA and the FDA. Charge a Permit Fee that is divided between City/County/State and Federal Coffers. $100.00 per year to allow for personal cultivation and use of no more than 25 plants per household for anyone over 21. (example: a household with 3 adults over 21 can cultivate no more than 75 plants at any stage of growth, annually) "Resource Centers" can disperse CannaProducts to be supplied by State Certified Producers at an annual fee of $1000.00. The Most Dangerous Element Surrounding the Use of Cannabis Are the Laws, Rules and Policies That Govern It's Use. The Public Favors Cannabis De-Scheduling. It Is Not "Political Suicide" and IF Lawmakers Listened to their Constituents Instead of Lobbyists they would see the Political ADVANTAGE of passing this legislation through Unanimously!

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      As noted by Fredamae, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 25, 2009, "DE-Schedule Cannabis at the Federal Level, once and for all. Cannabis is Not a drug, it is an Efficacious Herbal Alternative; therefore it does Not need regulation under the CSA and the FDA. Charge a Permit Fee that is divided between City/County/State and Federal Coffers. $100.00 per year to allow for personal cultivation and use of no more than 25 plants per household for anyone over 21. (example: a household with 3 adults over 21 can cultivate no more than 75 plants at any stage of growth, annually) "Resource Centers" can disperse CannaProducts to be supplied by State Certified Producers at an annual fee of $1000.00. The Most Dangerous Element Surrounding the Use of Cannabis Are the Laws, Rules and Policies That Govern It's Use. The Public Favors Cannabis De-Scheduling. It Is Not "Political Suicide" and IF Lawmakers Listened to their Constituents Instead of Lobbyists they would see the Political ADVANTAGE of passing this legislation through Unanimously! "
    • On January 01, 2011, by FreeRoamer - Hey I'm making this rap off the top of my head. I ain't gonna shut up till they hear what I've said. You ain't gonna put me in a straightjacket fool, I ain't goin to bed. The only way you'll shut me up is with that 3 mm lead. So we're thinking about legalizing marijuana, it's about time. Take the money from cartels and stop the organized crime. Stop throwing citizens in jail on the taxpayers dime. If you agree with the cause help spread this rhyme. We're finally 'bout to see the day, it took long enough. We're tired of the propaganda, tired of listening to McGruff. You think Marijuana's bad? There's alot harder stuff. Like Alcohol and Tobacco, so let's call the government's bluff. So legalize it now! Repeal Prohibition right away! No more waiting any longer, today's the day The longer we wait, the more we gotta pay. That's all, folks! I got nothin' left to say

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      As noted by FreeRoamer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 01, 2011, "Hey I'm making this rap off the top of my head. I ain't gonna shut up till they hear what I've said. You ain't gonna put me in a straightjacket fool, I ain't goin to bed. The only way you'll shut me up is with that 3 mm lead. So we're thinking about legalizing marijuana, it's about time. Take the money from cartels and stop the organized crime. Stop throwing citizens in jail on the taxpayers dime. If you agree with the cause help spread this rhyme. We're finally 'bout to see the day, it took long enough. We're tired of the propaganda, tired of listening to McGruff. You think Marijuana's bad? There's alot harder stuff. Like Alcohol and Tobacco, so let's call the government's bluff. So legalize it now! Repeal Prohibition right away! No more waiting any longer, today's the day The longer we wait, the more we gotta pay. That's all, folks! I got nothin' left to say "
    • On January 21, 2010, by Ckitsmyright - Okay, here we are January 2010; I just finished watching the Judiciary Committee on S.714, National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 offered by Jim Webb. It was great to see our Senators working together to pass this out of the committee and on to the full house. Within this bill are the topic of Marijuana and the rescheduling of the same. What is very disturbing to me is that our congress gets so bogged down with the politics of this subject, they lose site of the real issues at hand. Marijuana is a great medical marvel to man. It has been used for over 6000 years in all cultures for a variety of thing. Everything I feel and think about this issue can be summed up in one word: RE-legalize

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      As noted by Ckitsmyright, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 21, 2010, "Okay, here we are January 2010; I just finished watching the Judiciary Committee on S.714, National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 offered by Jim Webb. It was great to see our Senators working together to pass this out of the committee and on to the full house. Within this bill are the topic of Marijuana and the rescheduling of the same. What is very disturbing to me is that our congress gets so bogged down with the politics of this subject, they lose site of the real issues at hand. Marijuana is a great medical marvel to man. It has been used for over 6000 years in all cultures for a variety of thing. Everything I feel and think about this issue can be summed up in one word: RE-legalize"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2943: Short-Term TANF Extension Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - September 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on September 14, 2011, "It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2943/show&sa=U&ei=fFQIUL6QB5Po2gWew5XaBA&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHFqei76rhoRUQ1Q2J7nfO8ePo36w)
    • H.R.2943: Short-Term TANF Extension Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - September 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on September 14, 2011, "It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2943/show&sa=U&ei=x6DqT42qM-nm2gXbj9yoAQ&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGvNTay-PvtyW6FR4hSW4ENKhZdsA)
    • H.R.2943: Short-Term TANF Extension Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - September 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on September 14, 2011, "It is in fact true. The name of the bill is H.R. 2943, or the “Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009″. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2943/show. It's being sponsored by Barney Frank and Ron Paul ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2943/show&sa=U&ei=yHLfT9OZL6Tg2QWQ-pyeBw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNF_opWID6zHqsTAZGru9nN4NPCq6A)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Barney Frank Wants America To Be Woodstock Nation - July 03, 2009 by Right Side News - He is also pushing for passage of the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults (HR 2943). ...

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      As noted by Right Side News on July 03, 2009, "He is also pushing for passage of the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults (HR 2943). ..." (http://www.rightsidenews.com/200907045336/culture-wars/barney-frank-wants-america-to-be-woodstock-nation.html)
    • Cannabis in the news - Mexico to Mass. to the UK to... - June 22, 2009 by Daily Kos - HR 2943 reschedules marijuana and removes federal penalties for possession of up to 3.5 ounces of marijuana, and the not-for-profit transfer of an ounce of ...

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      As noted by Daily Kos on June 22, 2009, "HR 2943 reschedules marijuana and removes federal penalties for possession of up to 3.5 ounces of marijuana, and the not-for-profit transfer of an ounce of ..." (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/23/745830/-Cannabis-in-the-newsMexico-to-Mass.-to-the-UK-to...)
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