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April 21st, 2008

In honor of yesterday's national holiday…

Marijuana and music have been kissing cousins for years now. Hell, I even heard that some musicians smoked it in the sixties. Can you believe that? I’ve heard that stuff makes kids go crazy! Anyway… Congressman Barney Frank from the great state of Massachusetts (my old stomping grounds) introduced a bi-partisan bill to congress on Thursday of last week to remove marijuana possession as a criminal offense.

According to the NORML website:

“The bill will strip the federal government of its authority to arrest responsible adult cannabis consumers. The measure, H.R. 5843, known as an “Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults,” is the first federal decriminalization legislation introduced in 24 years. Frank’s pending bill, co-sponsored by presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), seeks to eliminate all federal penalties prohibiting the personal use and possession of up to 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) of marijuana. Under this measure, adults who consume cannabis would no longer face arrest, prison, or even the threat of a civil fine.

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