Jul. 31st, 2008

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I've been getting alot more into my "slackervism" lately. I think I'll probably end up calling up my representative on this one, more than just fill out an online survey.

Congressional staffers and members of the press packed a hearing room on Capitol Hill Wednesday for Rep. Barney Frank's (D-MA) announcement of the first federal marijuana decriminalization bill in decades. )
You can urge your Representative also by calling up the Congressional circuit board. You probably won't speak to your representative directly, but one of his attendants. Just tell him that you are from this region of your state and say:
"I urge you to co-sponsor and support H.R. 5843, the bi-partisan "Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008." This bill removes federal criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, so that federal law enforcement agencies can concentrate on violent offenders and major drug traffickers."

You can look up your elected representative here.

Even if you don't smoke it, as an American taxpayer, your tax dollars are going towards the needless crimilization of personal marjiuana users, many who use it for medicinal purposes. These laws were created specifically to proscute people of color in the early 20th century, and large body of research has surfaced to show cannabis is no where near that harmfulness what earlier propganda expoused it was. These laws are antiquated and racist, and there is no reason that our money as tax payers should go to the prosecution of people who just want to smoke a joint, when it can go towards proscuting violent offenders and actual destructive drug traffic with heroine, coccaine, and crystal meth.

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