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Dem Rep Blumenauer's New Pot Legislation

homernoble Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 5:47 PM
The top priority of a politician is extorting money from the citizenry and states' rights is important only to the extent that donning that political liturgical robe allows the politician respectability while picking the pockets of the citizenry.

Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced his new legislation today allowing states to legalize medical marijuana. While nineteen states already allow the use of medical marijuana, federal law still considers it illegal. These incongruent policies create a significant legal grey area because medical marijuana users can be prosecuted under federal law even though they have been granted such rights under state law.

Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance, which is on the same level as heroin and LSD. As the most severe listing, the Schedule I classification is used for drugs that are believed...