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Old 04-07-2013, 08:14 AM
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Default Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Alabama

Many traditionally write off the Southern United States as an area dead to cannabis law reform, but one Representative is behind a new effort that can change all of that.

This week, Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) has introduced House Bill 550, the Alabama Cannabis and Hemp Reform Act of 2013. This measure would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of up to 12 mature marijuana plants by those over the age of 21. It would also authorize the Department of Revenue to establish marijuana retail outlets. You can read the full text of the measure here.

As many of you have seen, yesterday, Pew Research released new polling data that revealed, for the first time in data from a US based polling firm, that Americans support legalizing marijuana by over 50%. The survey found that 52% support legalization and only 45% were opposed. This is no longer just an issue relegated to states such as those on the West Coast and Colorado, traditionally considered bastions of marijuana law reform, this support is now nationwide.

As it very well should be, marijuana prohibition is a failed policy that squanders hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year, inversely affects society’s underprivileged, violates civil liberties, and fuels a violent, criminal black market responsible for countless deaths on our border as well as our local communities.

If states such as the traditionally conservative Alabama are beginning the discussion around alternatives to our failed prohibition of marijuana, the collapse of the drug war machine and its war on a green plant cannot be too far behind.

ALABAMA: If you live in Alabama click here to easily write your Representative and urge him or her to support this legislation!

Bill to Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Alabama | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:02 PM
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Regulation IS Prohibition...

For if it's is prohibited for any one individual it is still illegal.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MJPassion View Post
Regulation IS Prohibition...

For if it's is prohibited for any one individual it is still illegal.
I couldn't disagree more. Regulation would help protect the young, and allows those old enough, to make an informed decision for themselves. Marijuana is not harmless, but it is also not incredibly dangerous substance that people make it out to be.

I want the youth of this country to develop their minds and personalities as free from drugs as possible. Then, when they mature - they can make informed decisions for themselves. I use pot regularly, but part of what I like about legalization is that it would be a bit more difficult for our youth to acquire it. How can a person's personality truly develop if you are constantly trying to check out of reality?

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MJPassion View Post
Regulation IS Prohibition...

For if it's is prohibited for any one individual it is still illegal. steps homey. ...and this is more like a baby leap!

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