May 22, 2003

via game of chess:

As Other Countries Ease Drug Law, Congress is Poised to Slow Down U.S. Progress

Roll Call, the Capitol Hill Newspaper of Record --subscriber access only -- reported this morning that the Congress is considering a provision that would allow federal money to be used for partisan political campaigns against any type of drug reform. The measure would allow $1 Billion for the express purpose of defeating medical marijuana laws or pro-reform candidates. This money would have very loose controls, so it could also be used to defeat any candidate expressing opposition to our ridiculous, police state, drug laws. Naturally, the sponsor of this amendment, Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana, is from a state whose biggest cash crop happens to be marijuana.

for more on this read this article.



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