Who would have thought? A marijuana decriminalization bill is going before the US Congress. It won’t pass but still it is intriguing. Perhaps the ground is shifting.
stopthedrugwar.org reports that the bill reads as follows:-
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no penalty may be imposed under an Act of Congress for the possession of marijuana for personal use, or for the not-for-profit transfer between adults of marijuana for personal use. For the purposes of this section, possession of 100 grams or less of marijuana shall be presumed to be for personal use, as shall the not-for-profit transfer of one ounce or less of marijuana, except that the civil penalty provided in section 405 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 844a) may be imposed for the public use of marijuana if the amount of the penalty does not exceed $100.”
Here is my old Texan favourite, Ron Paul, spreading the message.