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Ron Paul and Barney Frank would end U.S. federal prohibition on marijuana

From Mike Riggs at Reason.com:

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“Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce “bi-partisan legislation tomorrow ending the federal war on marijuana and letting states legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference,” according to a press release from the Marijuana Policy Project that just hit my inbox. More from that email: Continue reading

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Senator Ron Paul says there’s no reason to continue to outlaw the growing of industrial hemp in America

From  Josh Harkinson at Mother Jones:

“For the first time since I began writing about Paul and his movement more than three years ago, he agreed to speak with me over the phone yesterday.

The occasion was his desire to talk about his support for legalizing industrial hemp. Hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis famously grown by the likes of George Washington and promoted in the World War II propaganda film Hemp for Victory, is an envrionmentally-friendly source of fiber and protein.

Paul is the author of several hemp legalization bills, the latest of which will be promoted in May during the second annual Hemp History Week. Continue reading

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