dimanche 11 octobre 2009

California legalizing marijuana to pay debts ?


Legalizing marijuana

The only true solution is stop insane debts:


Response  from Governor Schwarzeneggers office:

"Thank you for contacting Governor Schwarzenegger about marijuana in our state. The Governor values hearing from fellow Californians about the issues that are important to them.

While the Governor does not support legalizing marijuana to generate revenue, he does think there should be an open dialog on the issue of legalization. He believes we should look at other governments and analyze their experiences with legalizing marijuana, weigh the benefits and problems they've encountered and determine if and how those experiences would apply to California.

Once again, the Governor appreciates your input on this very delicate issue.


Rosemary Rawlins
Office of Constituent Affairs"

TEA, Taxed enough already

a surprising response from Rep. Scott Garrett  :

Dear Mr. ______:

Knowing of your interests regarding the legalization of medicinal marijuana, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on this very important issue.

As I am sure you are aware, the mention of medical marijuana is absent from our United States Constitution. Therefore, as the 10th amendment dictates, I believe that each state has the power to enact its own medical marijuana laws. While I am opposed to illegal drug use, including marijuana, I hope that each state decides for itself whether or not to prohibit the use of drugs for potential medical reasons. So far, 13 states have passed medical marijuana initiatives, but the U.S. Department of Justice continues to enforce federal law regarding Schedule I substances, including marijuana.

Since the commencement of the 111th Congress, several bills have been introduced addressing the issue of legalizing medically prescribed marijuana. Congressman Barney Frank (MA-4) introduced H.R. 2943, the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009. If enacted, this legislation would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate federal criminal penalties for personal possession of marijuana when not in excess of 3.5 oz. In addition to this legislation, Congressman Frank has also introduced H.R. 2835, the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act. This bill aims to clear the judicial discrepancies between federal law and the state laws that have enacted regulations governing the therapeutic use of marijuana. H.R. 2835 would make medically prescribed marijuana permissible under federal law. Both H.R. 2835 and H.R. 2943 have been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for further consideration.

While I am not a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, you will be pleased to know that during the 110th Congress, I was supportive of Representative Maurice Hinchey's (NY-22) amendment to H.R. 3039, the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008. This amendment prohibited the use of federal funds for the purpose of preventing states from implementing their own state laws that authorized the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, this amendment failed by a vote of 165-262.

Please know that your views are important to me and as legislation dealing with marijuana issues comes before the House of Representatives, I will consider it with your thoughts in mind.

Even the most conservative politicians are starting to come around! Garrett previously was an opponent of the reform movement, however now he seems to be supportive of this initiative because of his philosophy of keeping the government out of private affairs. ...

The only true solution is stop insane debts:


Contact the Public Safety commitee members as well as the Heatth Commitee members. Local politicans have a bigger ear to the individual voter then the federal politicans.

Gonna buy some weed – Cannabis tax
Gonna need a place to stay – Hotel tax
Gonna need something to eat – Restaurant tax
Maybe get a beer – Liquor tax
Maybe get a pack of smokes – Tobacco tax
Rent a car & buy gas – Gasoline tax
Take in some tourist attractions – Entertainment tax

Public Safety:
Committee Members District Phone E-mail
Juan Arambula – Chair Ind-31 (916) 319-2031 Assemblymember.arambula@assembly.ca.gov
Curt Hagman – Vice Chair Rep-60 (916) 319-2060 Assemblymember.Hagman@assembly.ca.gov
Tom Ammiano Dem-13 (916) 319-2013 Assemblymember.Ammiano@assembly.ca.gov
Warren T. Furutani Dem-55 (916) 319-2055 Assemblymember.Furutani@assembly.ca.gov
Danny D. Gilmore Rep-30 (916) 319-2030 Assemblymember.Gilmore@assembly.ca.gov
Jerry Hill Dem-19 (916) 319-2019 Assemblymember.Hill@assembly.ca.gov
Fiona Ma Dem-12 (916) 319-2012 Assemblymember.Ma@assembly.ca.gov

Commitee on Health:
Committee Members District Phone E-mail
Dave Jones – Chair Dem-9 (916) 319-2009 Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov
Nathan Fletcher – Vice Chair Rep-75 (916) 319-2075 Assemblymember.Fletcher@assembly.ca.gov
Anthony Adams Rep-59 (916) 319-2059 Assemblymember.Adams@assembly.ca.gov
Tom Ammiano Dem-13 (916) 319-2013 Assemblymember.Ammiano@assembly.ca.gov
Marty Block Dem-78 (916) 319-2078 Assemblymember.Block@assembly.ca.gov
Wilmer Amina Carter Dem-62 (916) 319-2062 Assemblymember.Carter@assembly.ca.gov
Connie Conway Rep-34 (916) 319-2034 Assemblymember.Conway@assembly.ca.gov
Hector De La Torre Dem-50 (916) 319-2050 Assemblymember.DeLaTorre@assembly.ca.gov
Kevin de Leon Dem-45 (916) 319-2045 Assemblymember.deLeon@assembly.ca.gov
Bill Emmerson Rep-63 (916) 319-2063 Assemblymember.emmerson@assembly.ca.gov
Ted Gaines Rep-4 (916) 319-2004 Assemblymember.Gaines@assembly.ca.gov
Isadore Hall III Dem-52 (916) 319-2052 Assemblymember.Hall@assembly.ca.gov
Mary Hayashi Dem-18 (916) 319-2018 Assemblymember.Hayashi@assembly.ca.gov
Edward P. Hernandez Dem-57 (916) 319-2057 Assemblymember.Hernandez@assembly.ca.gov
Bonnie Lowenthal Dem-54 (916) 319-2054 Assemblymember.Lowenthal@assembly.ca.gov
Pedro Nava Dem-35 (916) 319-2035 Assemblymember.nava@assembly.ca.gov
V. Manuel Pérez Dem-80 (916) 319-2080 Assemblymember.Manuel.Perez@assembly.ca.gov
Mary Salas Dem-79 (916) 319-2079 Assemblymember.Salas@assembly.ca.gov
Audra Strickland Rep-37 (916) 319-2037 Assemblymember.strickland@assembly.ca.gov


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