Congressman Introduces Bill Banning Research!

Congressman Introduces Bill Banning Research!
Posted by FoM on February 12, 1999 at 16:27:11 PT

 Washington, D.C. Freshman Rep. John Sweeney (R-New York) introduced legislation recently forbidding any federally sponsored research that would examine alternative drug policies such as harm reduction or legalization. His bill, entitled the "Anti-Drug Legalization Act," awaits action by the House Committee on Government Reform. 
   "It is a sad day when Congress drafts legislation that seeks to silence public discourse on one of this country's most hotly debated public policies," NORML Foundation Executive Director Allen St. Pierre said.   Former New York Rep. Gerald Solomon (R) introduced similar legislation unsuccessfully throughout the 1990s.   For more information, please contact either Allen St. Pierre or Paul Armentano of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751. H.R. 278 may be found online at:
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