U.S. Congressman To File Marijuana Legalization Bill This Year

Congressman Jared PolisPhilip Smith writes on Stop The Drug War:

America is on the cusp of majority support for marijuana legalization, but legalization is not inevitable and it’s up to activists and the multi-billion-dollar marijuana industry to start throwing their weight around to make it happen, US Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) told an overflow crowd during the keynote address at NORML’s 40th annual conference…

“I am optimistic that we will reach a day when America has the smart, sensible marijuana policy that we deserve,” Polis told an attentive audience. “But it could go either way. We could return to the dark ages of repression, or we could be on the eve of a new era of marijuana legalization. Your efforts will help determine which route this country takes and the legacy of this generation of activists on what marijuana policy looks like. Together we can accomplish this,” he told the crowd.

Polis said that he would file a marijuana legalization bill this session in Congress. The language was still being developed, he added. He is also working on a bill that would address problems the medical marijuana industry is having with banks, he said.

“Marijuana policy is really coming of age,” the businessman turned politician said. “Our Colorado model is very exciting,” he added, touting the vibrant local medical marijuana industry on display for conference attendees from across the country. “In my last two elections, even my Republican opponents were for legalization. It’s become a very mainstream value here.”

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4 Responses to U.S. Congressman To File Marijuana Legalization Bill This Year

  1. Demineus May 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    you know that wont win, who wears a brown shi(r)t with a red Tie?

  2. Demineus May 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    you know that wont win, who wears a brown shi(r)t with a red Tie?

    • Anon May 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

      tends to happen when you wake and bake. Just take a little toke and you’ll soon realize that things like that don’t even matter.

  3. Anon May 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    tends to happen when you wake and bake. Just take a little toke and you’ll soon realize that things like that don’t even matter.

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