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Alaska House Fails To Pass Marijuana-Meth Bill 
Posted by CN Staff on April 19, 2006 at 15:58:40 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Juneau, Alaska -- The Alaska House dealt a setback on Wednesday to Gov. Frank Murkowski's efforts to recriminalize marijuana. The House voted 19-21 against a compromise measure that linked the governor's marijuana bill with a measure that aims to curb the manufacture of methampethamine.
The two measures were merged earlier this session in the Senate Finance Committee, however, the House last month failed to agree with the Senate's changes. As a result, a conference committee was formed to etch out a compromise.But House members voting against the measure said the compromise did not answer their concerns. While support was strong for the anti-methamphetamine provisions, they said the governor's attempt to recriminalize marijuana needed a thorough vetting in the House, something that was denied by the Senate's action to merge the bills.Others voiced concern that the measure would be used to overturn the 31-year-old state Supreme Court decision which allows for the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the home. They said the bill would circumvent Alaskans' constitutional right to privacy.A second conference committee will be appointed to work out the differences between the House and Senate. Newshawk: global_warming Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: April 19, 2006 Copyright: 2006 Associated Press Related Articles:Marijuana Bill Finished Goes Back To Househttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21725.shtmlAlaskans Weigh Privacy in Marijuana Debatehttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21724.shtml
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on April 20, 2006 at 11:48:43 PT
Alaska...freer than nearly everyone else.
Rejoice. I hope she can keep her freedom.
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Comment #11 posted by Had Enough on April 20, 2006 at 06:04:27 PT
CAGW Names Gov. Murkowski Porker of the Month
Just a Reminder.http://www.cagw.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9552
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Comment #10 posted by ekim on April 19, 2006 at 19:55:47 PT
Leap Promo is 15 min add Hemp for victory for 14
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Comment #9 posted by Taylor121 on April 19, 2006 at 19:47:40 PT
Great News
The best part about it is they specifically mentioned the marijuana part of the legislation as the reasoning for voting against it. That's what I call a victory.Maybe this time when they put it in the conference committee, they will accept the amendment till make 1 ounce or less legal, and they will scrap the scientific findings. :)
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Comment #8 posted by riptide on April 19, 2006 at 19:29:53 PT
WHEW
This is such a relief. The last thing we need is to have the new poster child of the War on Drugs, methamphetamine grouped together with marijuana in any way. 
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Comment #7 posted by Dankhank on April 19, 2006 at 19:11:36 PT
A Happy Note ...
So there are some smart, compassionate and levelheaded folks in Alaskan politics.When it seems dark, a light flickers to warm us ...
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Comment #6 posted by Max Flowers on April 19, 2006 at 19:08:24 PT
mayan
There's no point in emailing that ignorant woman... she's way beyond the point of being able to change or open her mind. She's one of "the faithful"... there's no helping her. The only proof someone like that will accept is a confession on video (which obviously, is very unlikely to say the least). 
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Comment #5 posted by runderwo on April 19, 2006 at 19:02:53 PT
!!!
Happy Gilmore: "Holy sh*t! Talk about your all time backfires!"Seriously, congratulations to everyone who raised awareness about this festering pustule of a political scheme.
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Comment #4 posted by freshy on April 19, 2006 at 19:01:30 PT
if only the House was that smart
too bad our House of Representatives is full of dumbasses (except for a few). time to move to Alaska...
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on April 19, 2006 at 18:25:52 PT
Murk's "Must Pass" Bill
Hee-Hee!But House members voting against the measure said the compromise did not answer their concerns. While support was strong for the anti-methamphetamine provisions, they said the governor's attempt to recriminalize marijuana needed a thorough vetting in the House, something that was denied by the Senate's action to merge the bills.Murkowski and his minions have already learned that the prohibitionist argument doesn't hold a drop of water when pitted against the voices of truth and freedom. An honest debate will be the end of cannabis prohibition!THE WAY OUT...September 11th Live Show Unveils the Mysteries at San Diego Campus: 
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Comment #2 posted by Celaya on April 19, 2006 at 18:20:55 PT
Great News!
Words cannot express how happy I am the Murkowski prohibition steam roller conked out when trying to make criminals out of peaceful Alaskan marijuana consumers!You can be sure the full weight of the feds was behind his effort as well. This is a great victory for Alaskans, the country, and the world! THANKS ALASKA!!
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 19, 2006 at 16:05:29 PT
AP: House Roll Call on Drug Bill
 The Associated Press April 19, 2006 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Results Wednesday on a 21-19 House vote rejecting a conference committee bill that would have criminalized marijuana possession for personal use and restricted the sale of ingredients to methamphetamine. Voting yes were 18 Republicans and one Democrat. Voting no were 13 Democrats and eight Republicans.A yes vote is for accepting the bill.Representatives are listed by name and hometown.VOTING YESRepublicans (18)Anderson, Anchorage; Chenault, Nikiski; Coghill, North Pole; Dahlstrom, Eagle River; Elkins, Ketchikan; Gatto, Palmer; Harris, Valdez; Hawker, Girdwood; Holm, Fairbanks; Kelly, Fairbanks; Lynn, Anchorage; McGuire, Anchorage; Meyer, Anchorage; Ramras, Fairbanks; Rokeberg, Anchorage; Samuels, Anchorage; Stoltze, Chugiak; Wilson, Wrangell.Democrats (1)Foster, Nome.VOTING NORepublicans (8)Kohring, Wasilla; Kott, Eagle River; LeDoux, Kodiak; Neuman, Big Lake; Olson, Kenai; Seaton, Homer; Thomas, Haines; Weyhrauch, Juneau.Democrats (13)Berkowitz, Anchorage; Cissna, Anchorage; Crawford, Anchorage; Croft, Anchorage; Gara, Anchorage; Gardner, Anchorage; Gruenberg, Anchorage; Guttenberg, Fairbanks; Joule, Kotzebue; Kapsner, Bethel; Kerttula, Juneau; Moses, Unalaska; Salmon, Beaver. Copyright: 2006 Associated Presshttp://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/7642704p-7554371c.html
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