Right now a bi-partisan bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults in being reintroduced:
“Washington, DC: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, along with co-sponsors Ron Paul (R-TX); Maurice Hinchey (D-NY); Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), will reintroduce legislation today to limit the federal government’s authority to arrest and prosecute minor marijuana offenders.”
This bill would potentially save 860,000 lives being ruined each year for getting charged with possession of a victimless crime.
It would stand to end spending on enforcing penalties for a victimless crime, to the tune of 45 BILLION dollars per year.
It would also give room to let states tax and regulate marijuana, which would put it in a controlled liquor store type of environment, and create tax revenue that would potentially amount to 32 Billion dollars per year.
Write your congress reps and tell them to support this bill! NORML makes it very easy to get this to your congress representatives by using the link below. (Thanks NORML!)
See more at this video on HR 2835
Also see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-KvGe6XuI by Reverend Ryan