I just saw a small news "blurb" or maybe saw it in an email, but from what I understand, Representative Barney Frank, who is a Democrat and I think from back east...not sure because I get so irritated with politics and start to get apathetic that I want to just throw up my arms in disgust. I just remember when he came "out" and all the hub-bub just because he's gay....pffffft but I really do like his politics from what I know of them.
Anyway, lest I digress even further, I heard he was authoring or backing a bill for either Congress or the House of Reps that would basically repeal the 1936(?) bill that put marijuana on the Class 1 list of drugs! My head says that this will never pass, but my heart is truly hoping that he'll be able to get somewhere with it....and bless him for his efforts! It would take away all the bs laws concerning our medicine and allow for anyone to smoke that is doing so anyway in fear for their freedom. It would just be so nice for all 50 states to go back to being able to use it for whatever reason and (I'd think) allow for hemp farming which could then produce bio-fuels and all the other things that were ripped away from the States after DuPont and Hearst got together back then and managed to get it outlawed so they could pursue their plastic(s) and other pollution producing patents going that made them both millionaires if not billionaires. I suppose if they were just mere "millionaires" in the '30's, they'd be billionaires by today's standards. Obviously, both families are still around and I'm sure, donating $$$ to keep things as they are, but this is a start and I'm glad that at least Mr. Frank has the cajones to do what he's doing.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone (especially those in the states) had heard of this new bill and maybe enlighten me in the process. I appologize for not having all my facts in hand, but like I said, I caught just a small amount of the announcement. For all I know, it may have already been shot down, but I certainly hope not!! Any input would be greatly appreciated and of course, I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on the subject too.
I just feel that if ppl want to smoke, (or eat or vape or whatever) for whatever reason that they should be able to do so without fear of arrest!! I'd much rather see someone get behind the wheel of a car after they've had a hit or 2 of meds than see someone get behind the wheel after they've had a drink or 2 after work. I'm not for driving impaired...that's not what I'm saying. But, if there was a choice in seeing either done, I'd rather see the smoker get behind the wheel.
Peace and One Love,