Bil Browning

Polis & Frank Roll With Ron Paul on Weed Reform

Filed By Bil Browning | June 23, 2011 7:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Andrew Belonsky, Barney Frank, Jared Polis, marijuana, Ron Paul, weed reform

pinkpotplant.jpgHave gay Representatives Barney Frank and Jared Polis been reading Andrew Belonsky on Bilerico Project? Andrew's post "Gay Rights Needs to Roll with Weed Reform," seems to have been taken to heart by the duo.

Today the Congressmen announced that they would join Republican Congressman Ron Paul to sponsor legislation to legalize marijuana.

The bill to be introduced by Frank and Paul would allow states to "legalize, regulate, tax and control marijuana without federal interference."

Last year, California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have allowed marijuana to be sold for recreational use. Voters in Colorado and Washington state could vote on the issue this year.
[The Marijuana Policy Project] says the bill will also be sponsored Democratic Reps. John Conyers of Michigan, Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jared Polis of Colorado and Barbara Lee of California.

The only time I've seen Jared Polis speak on the floor of the House, it was about marijuana legalization. I'll admit, it made me like him more. Maybe if the Barney took the time to spark one up with me, I'd get warm fuzzies for him too. It's doubtful, but I might be able to understand him finally.


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White flags have been raised all over the world lately. First the letter by Kofi Annan, George Schultz, Richard Branson and several former and current leaders from around the world who called for a global truce in the War on Drugs. Then on the 40th anniversary last Friday of the founding of the DEA and launch of the War on Drugs President Jimmy Carter called for an end to the Drug War. The time to relegalize is now, like I've been saying for almost two years now.