Federal Bill introduced to decriminalize marijuana

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More

Citing John Stuart Mill, Barney Frank has introduced a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and use of marijuana in public:

Frank has filed a bill that would eliminate federal penalties for personal possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.  It would also make the penalty for using marijuana in public just $100.

This bill would make sense for many reasons including these.  Or listen to the reasons of this conservative judge.  Or consider these reasons.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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