Friday, June 19, 2009

Barney Frank and medical marijuana

In various previous posts I've referred to Mass. Dem. Barney Frank as introducing a bill to legalize possession of up to 3.5 ounces of marijuana for "recreational" use. As of today I haven't been able to confirm it -- it was too late to call his office by the time I started working on it.

What he has introduced is a Medical Marijuana Patients Protection Act, which would change federal law to make it clear that patients in states with medical marijuana laws were also not violating federal law --and move to marijuana to Schedule II, which might be de facto national medicalization. A good proposal but not legalization. I'll pass on what else I learn Monday.

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