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The Path Forward: RETHINKING FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAW

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  • Rev. Steven B. Thompson
    Colleagues, Not very often that NORML’s staff gets asked to edit a document from sitting members of Congress, but this was the exception. Kudos to Reps.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 5, 2013
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      Colleagues,

      Not very often that NORML’s staff gets asked to edit a document from sitting members of Congress, but this was the exception.

      Kudos to Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR) and Polis (D-CO) for THE PATH FORWARD: RETHINKING FEDERAL MARIJUANA POLICY.

      The    current    regulatory    system    for marijuana is broken. As more states move to legalize the substance, the problems will only get worse.

      ... It is time to make a change. While individual states remain the laboratories of innovation, it is time for the federal government to make sure that states, businesses, and individuals are able to act in an environment that has coherent and consistent laws. Congress should pursue each of the following options:

      1. Tax and Regulate Marijuana

      2. Allow states to Enact Existing Medical Marijuana Laws without Federal Interference

      3. Remove Ban on Industrial Hemp

      4. Allow the Marijuana Industry to Operate in a Normal Business Environment”

      Read the full ext of the report here:
      <<http://blumenauer.house.gov/images/stories/2013/The_Path_Forward.pdf
      >>

      NORML’s Erik Altieri will be participating in a teleconference later today with the Representatives and representatives from other drug law reform groups regarding the introduction of Reps. Polis’ and Blumenauer’s respective bills.

      Check NORML’s blog today and tomorrow for additional updates.

      Regards,
      --
      Paul Armentano
      Deputy Director
      NORML | NORML Foundation
      paul@...
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      Rev.Steven B.Thompson,Chapter Director
      Benzie County NORML
      6215 Smeltzer Rd.
      Benzonia,MI 49616
      (231) 882-4496
      www.minorml.org 
      (Former Executive Director of Michigan NORML
      from May,2007 to November,2011)
       
      "Kaneh bosm" in the
      old Hebrew scrolls, quite literally the Biblical Tree of Life, used by
      early Christians to treat everything from skin diseases to deep pain and
      despair.                                 
      WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE A DRUG...WE GROW A PLANT!!

       
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