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  • Latest Action: May 06, 2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 369.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • 12% of users oppose S.714

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    12% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.714.
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    • Los Angeles Police Department

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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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    • Human Rights Watch

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    • Pretrial Justice Institute

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    • National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies

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    • Major Cities Chiefs Association

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    • Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 16, 2009, by bradtumer - My understanding of this bill is that it is meant to look very hard at the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and the Drug War. Ideally this piece of legislation would be repealed and states would be able to enforce the standards of their citizens without federal interference. Of course, Congress does have the authority to prohibit or tax the importation of drugs from other countries, or drugs produced in one state and sold in another, but California growers who sell "medical" marijuana to California residents should be left alone since their state has decided that their activity is legal.

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      As noted by bradtumer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 16, 2009, "My understanding of this bill is that it is meant to look very hard at the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and the Drug War. Ideally this piece of legislation would be repealed and states would be able to enforce the standards of their citizens without federal interference. Of course, Congress does have the authority to prohibit or tax the importation of drugs from other countries, or drugs produced in one state and sold in another, but California growers who sell "medical" marijuana to California residents should be left alone since their state has decided that their activity is legal."
    • On April 14, 2009, by tednunn - As Senator Webb points out, we're either the most violent country on the planet, or we're doing something terribly wrong. What we've been doing up to this point is not working, and we need creative ideas to move forward in a better direction.

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      As noted by tednunn, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 14, 2009, "As Senator Webb points out, we're either the most violent country on the planet, or we're doing something terribly wrong. What we've been doing up to this point is not working, and we need creative ideas to move forward in a better direction."
    • On December 09, 2009, by lead6_87 - The War on Marijuana is a 75 year multi-billion dollar logistic and legislative failure. Its time to stop wasting an estimated $10 Billion annually on a policy that makes itself evident that it does not work and never has or will. With strict regulation and control similar to the tax and sale of alcohol or tobacco the Pot Industry would create a new market employing thousands of people and bring billions in tax revenue. We WANT the government to tax our weed, we WANT to pay you for it! Its a virtually non-toxic herb that, for millions of people, improves quality of life both medicinally and recreationally. The notion that our government has been locking people up for marijuana for nearly an entire century is nothing shy of both ludicrous and obscene. Stop this senseless policy of pot prohibition. Legalize it. Tax it. Regulate it!!!!

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      As noted by lead6_87, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 09, 2009, "The War on Marijuana is a 75 year multi-billion dollar logistic and legislative failure. Its time to stop wasting an estimated $10 Billion annually on a policy that makes itself evident that it does not work and never has or will. With strict regulation and control similar to the tax and sale of alcohol or tobacco the Pot Industry would create a new market employing thousands of people and bring billions in tax revenue. We WANT the government to tax our weed, we WANT to pay you for it! Its a virtually non-toxic herb that, for millions of people, improves quality of life both medicinally and recreationally. The notion that our government has been locking people up for marijuana for nearly an entire century is nothing shy of both ludicrous and obscene. Stop this senseless policy of pot prohibition. Legalize it. Tax it. Regulate it!!!!"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.714: A bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction ... - April 03, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.714 A bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes. ... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the P

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 03, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.714 A bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes. ... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the P" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s714/show)
    • H.R.1280 - OpenCongress - March 30, 2011 by opencongress.org - Other AWA bills introduced in the 110th Congress included the Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 1280/S. 714) to restrict where research facilities could obtain their dogs and cats; Haley's Act (H.R. 1947) to make it . ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 30, 2011, "Other AWA bills introduced in the 110th Congress included the Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 1280/S. 714) to restrict where research facilities could obtain their dogs and cats; Haley's Act (H.R. 1947) to make it . ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1280/show)
    • Free marijuana for food bank donation at Santa Cruz area ... - December 28, 2010 by The NORML Stash Blog - Now S.714 remains to pass. Why don't we rally behind supporting it's passage? Help end mandatory sentencing at the very least. :rant: xcannabis.com: Complete darkness is best, I dont know if it is required since as you mentioned plants ...

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      As noted by The NORML Stash Blog on December 28, 2010, "Now S.714 remains to pass. Why don't we rally behind supporting it's passage? Help end mandatory sentencing at the very least. :rant: xcannabis.com: Complete darkness is best, I dont know if it is required since as you mentioned plants ..." (http://stash.norml.org/free-marijuana-for-food-bank-donation-at-santa-cruz-area-dispensary)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Criminal Justice System May Get Much Needed Overhaul - May 19, 2010 by 24-7PressRelease.com - ...Propose Reforms To address the problem of the growing, unsustainable prison population, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced S.714, the "National Criminal Justice Committee Act of 2009" last year. The bill was recently approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciar

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      As noted by 24-7PressRelease.com on May 19, 2010, "...Propose Reforms To address the problem of the growing, unsustainable prison population, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced S.714, the "National Criminal Justice Committee Act of 2009" last year. The bill was recently approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciar" (http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/criminal-justice-system-may-get-much-needed-overhaul-151960.php)
    • FAMM Applauds ONDCP Call for New Direction in National Drug Policy - May 10, 2010 by Common Dreams (press release) - introduced S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, on March 26, 2009, which was passed out of Senate Judiciary Committee on January 21, 2010. ...

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      As noted by Common Dreams (press release) on May 10, 2010, " introduced S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, on March 26, 2009, which was passed out of Senate Judiciary Committee on January 21, 2010. ... " (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/05/11-4)
    • Moving Forward On Criminal Justice Reform Commission - May 09, 2010 by Congress Matters (blog) - Jim Webb (D-VA) has proposed and is pushing through S.714 - National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. This bill would establish a commission to look ...

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      As noted by Congress Matters (blog) on May 09, 2010, " Jim Webb (D-VA) has proposed and is pushing through S.714 - National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. This bill would establish a commission to look ... " (http://www.congressmatters.com/storyonly/2010/5/10/2282/-Moving-Forward-On-Criminal-Justice-Reform-Commission-)
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