If you are like a majority of people who believe that marijuana should be legalized, then you might take pleasure in this bit of news.
Democrat Barney Frank and Republican/Libertarian and candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination Ron Paul, are coming together amd drafting a piece of legislation that will legalize the herb.
It is being billed as “bipartisan legislation” but obviously Ron Paul is the only Republican co-sponsor. According to the Marijuana Policy Project: “The legislation is the first bill ever introduced in Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition.”
On this, the (disputed) 40th anniversary of the War on Drugs, basically every thinking person agrees that marijuana prohibition is an expensive failure. But this will probably not even get a floor debate in the House of Representatives. Or maybe I’m wrong! We’ll see!
The wisdom of Ron Paul. Running for president in 2012 and supporting this piece of legislation is a sure way to get votes. His joining the effort to legalize marijuana will be all some will need to decide who to vote for.