Senate Passes Bill MJ Information On Net Illegal

Senate Passes Bill MJ Information On Net Illegal
Posted by FoM on December 17, 1999 at 13:52:39 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Washington, DC: In the waning hours of the last session of Congress the Senate passed an anti-methamphetamine bill (S.486), sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), that includes language making it a felony to "teach, demonstrate, or distribute any information pertaining to the manufacture of a controlled substance." 
This provision would make it a federal crime, for example, to provide to medical marijuana patients information on how to cultivate marijuana, even in those states where it is legal for patients to grow marijuana under state law.   If passed, websites ranging from major Internet booksellers such as and to NORML's own website could be in violation.   "Drug law reformers, civil libertarians and the general public need to recognize that Sen. HatchÕs bill is a blatant attack on Americans' right to free speech," said Keith Stroup, NORML Executive Director. "Citizens must act soon to amend or kill this terrible federal legislation."   The House will look at their version of the bill (HR.2987) when it returns in late January. NORML asks citizens who disagree with this obvious violation of free speech to contact their members of Congress and urge them to oppose this bill. For more information, please contact: Keith Stroup NORML Executive Director at (202) 483-5500. To view S.486 or HR.2987 visit: http://thomas.loc.govClick the link to read all of NORML's Weekly Update News: Article:Assembly Toughens Drug Law To Close LSD Loophole 12/13/99 News NORML Related Articles:
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Comment #5 posted by military officer guy on December 17, 1999 at 20:26:50 PT
it's time everyone...
this kind of BS is what we really need to bond together and fight...we really need to call senators, congress people and voice our opinions...if we don't that's a huge step backwards...we can't let them win this one...we can't let them win this one...this is the type of battles we NEED to win...if you read this, please make your opinion vocal...we really need you on the battle fields...this is a lot more than just marijuanna rights, it's about what many many people died for to FREE this country from tyrants...that's what they think they can be when we don't voice our opinion, tyrants...winning the war is the most important thing, but the small battles along the way pave the path for our victory...
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Comment #4 posted by Dr. Ganj on December 17, 1999 at 18:27:47 PT
They Can try, But They'll Always Fail
The Internet is global. How to do ANYTHING will always be available, no matter what a small group of politicians want.Dr. Ganj
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Comment #3 posted by kaptinemo on December 17, 1999 at 16:30:30 PT
Sieg Heil, Ya'all!
Well, they have finally gone and done it.In their no-doubt blindly ignorant sincerity - and hidden malice - The Congress has nearly burned the bridge between a once-free people and their freedoms. They have defecated upon the First Ammendment of the Bil of Rights that they have sworn to follow. They have also, every fool who voted for this, broken their oaths to 'preserve, protect, and defend' the Constitution beyond any possibility of doubt. Congress has voted on the impeachement of a President. Now it's the people's turn to impeach their elected officials for such arrogance. After all, fair's fair.If we don't make it absolutely clear that we as Americans will not tolerate this, the next turn of the screw will be the tracking and harrassment of every person who uses BBS and NGs like this one. The technology is already there, in the form of ECHELON. It's up to you. Will you just scratch yourself and say "Baaaa!" like good little sheep? Or are you going to let your Congress people and your Senators know that if they don't cut this out, then they ought to start checking the Want Ads - or hire themselves some good lawyers?
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on December 17, 1999 at 16:15:11 PT
We'll Be Reading More On This
They won't be able to touch foreign sites I don't think but I'm not sure but I think sites like Cannabis News, MapInc. etc. will be able to continue but I'll be finding out. The key words are discussion drugs as to make or grow or selling drug related items but I could be wrong. I am totally non profit so I hope the news will be able to continue.
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Comment #1 posted by Scott on December 17, 1999 at 15:57:15 PT:
Anyone have a lighter for my constitution?
This appears to be a blatant violation of the constitution. Also, how do they plan on stopping foreign websites?
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