Amendment To 'Meth Bill' Would Censor Information!

Amendment To 'Meth Bill' Would Censor Information!
Posted by FoM on August 13, 1999 at 14:41:57 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Aug. 12, 1999, Washington, DC: A wide variety of information available in books and on the Internet about how to grow or use medicinal marijuana as well as other drug-related information could be deemed illegal if a proposed bill is passed by the U.S. Congress.
The Defeat Meth Act (S. 486) sponsored by John Ashcroft (R-MO), which includes harsher penalties for the production, distribution, and possession of methamphetimines, was amended on Aug. 5 in the Senate Judiciary Committee to include sweeping provisions to ban the distribution of information relating to the manufacture or use of controlled substances. The amendment, offered by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would make it a 10-year felony to "distribute by any means information pertaining to...the manufacture or use of a controlled substance, knowing that such person intends to use an activity that constitutes a Federal crime."  Additional language in the bill includes a ban on direct and indirect paraphernalia advertising via the Internet and requires anti-drug messages on government web sites.   For more information, please contact Keith Stroup of NORML   (202) 483-5500. Reefer Madness Hits Congress - 8/08/99 NORML Weekly Update News 8/06/99MassCANN Files Decrim Initiatives for Massachusett
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Comment #1 posted by PFC Hartig, Chris on October 01, 2000 at 14:45:53 PT:
another blatent infringment on the 3rd amendment
As a soldier in the U.S. Army it pains me to know that our goverment undercuts the foundation of our Great Country time and time again. I don't condone drug use but i do condone information. Whats next? Goverment censored news programs. Watch out for the next revoulution. if you are intrested in it, don't hesitate to contact me.
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