Legalization Hearings in House Subcommittee!

Legalization Hearings in House Subcommittee!
Posted by FoM on June 12, 1999 at 10:22:00 PT
Check C/Span for TV coverage times!
Source: C/Span
The US House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources has announced it will hold a hearing on "The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Illegal Narcotics and Decriminalization" on June 16 ("Bloomsday" to Ulysses fans).
The hearing is the first specifically devoted to the issue of broad drug policy reform since 1988. Representatives from The Lindesmith Center, The CATO Institute, The Drug Policy Foundation, and the ACLU have been invited to testify. When the hearing was first scheduled, some invitees were told the topic would be "the legalization movement" itself, leading one former House insider to compare it to hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities to grill anti-war activists during the Vietnam era, though subcommittee staff members have subsequently said the hearings really will be a discussion of the legalization issue. Check C-Span for footage of the hearings, and next week's issue of The Week Online for a full report. The Lindesmith Institute: Policy Foundation: CATO Institute: Civil Liberties Union:
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Comment #3 posted by captain john on January 21, 2000 at 09:55:30 PT:
the goverment has had this so called war on drugs for yearswe have spent tons of money on this so called war on drugs,and where are we today?it just like in the 1920s when liqueur was illegal.when they made it legal the sales dropped off,people realy did'nt want it any more!
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Comment #2 posted by Doctor Dave on June 12, 1999 at 20:34:43 PT
Legalization / Decrim?
Is there a chance we could actually see some positive change in drug (specifically, cannabis) policy from this? Is it going to be business as usual in Washington, or will some of the fine organizations above be able to make a difference?The only law I've ever broken is cannabis use, and I do not think or act like a criminal. When will the federal government wake up?-- Doctor Dave
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Comment #1 posted by oldlady#420 on June 12, 1999 at 14:37:00 PT
will do
It always helps to know in advance. I never caught Politically Incorrect, but I bet they rerun it they get some email at ABC. I know this is not a good analogy for this Committee hearing, but it is good that some of it will be on line!
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