It looks like Ron Paul just locked up the stoner vote.
The Texas congressman and presidential hopeful has co-sponsored a bill – introduced to the House today – that would effectively strip the federal government of its authority to arrest adults for marijuana possession and consumption. It’s the first federal decriminalization legislation introduced since the Reagan administration.
According to an article on NORML’s website, the bill “seeks to eliminate all federal penalties prohibiting the personal use and possession of up to 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) of marijuana. Under this measure, adults who consume cannabis would no longer face arrest, prison, or even the threat of a civil fine.”
There goes Obama’s support among college students!