Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! EPIC: KANSAS CITY DELEGATION OF MISSOURI HOUSE REPS FILE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION RESOLUTION!!!



This morning we have a bit of IMPORTANT PROGRESS to report in the struggle to end the drug war in Kansas City . . .

ALL OF OUR FAVORITE MISSOURI HOUSE REPS FROM KANSAS CITY HAVE SIGNED ON TO A MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION RESOLUTION!!!

Check it:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 86

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article X of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section relating to the regulation and taxation of marijuana.

The basics:

"In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes, and individual freedom, the people of the state of Missouri find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol."

The local players . . .



The measure was introduced by Rep. Brandon Ellington . . . Rep. Ellington has always been one of the most progressive, insightful and community-minded members of the Missouri House. This initiative is a bit of a leap for the young legislator but doesn't seem so much out of character considering the devastating toll the drug war has taken on Kansas City's urban core.

Co-Sponsors . . .



Rep. Randy Dunn is 1st among the Co-sponsors. He's facing an election challenge from Mayor Sly Interrupter and Republican Derron Black so I'm guessing Rep. Dunn needs to do something to relax.

Hilarity . . .



AFTER AN EMBARRASSING WEED BUST REP. JEREMY LAFAVER ISN'T AFRAID TO YELL "LEGALIZE IT" IN FRONT OF ALL THE WORLD!!!

He's a co-sponsor . . . Among other things . . .

Next up.



Rep. John Rizzo signed on to this one too . . . I'm sure there are a lot of good reasons for it but we'll just call it peer pressure and move on . . .

Finally . . .



On the other side of Missouri, STL Rep. Mike Colona also jumped on board . . . We remember his work from an earlier effort to repeal the gay marriage ban.

And so . . .

CELEBRATE HIGH TIMES IN THE MISSOURI HOUSE FOR KANSAS CITY REPS WHO AREN'T AFRAID TO TAKE A STAND IN THIS DRUG WAR!!!

At the very least, this legislation doesn't settle for half measures and puts the (inevitable) idea of marijuana legalization out there for voters to consider.

Developing . . .

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey TKC, don't forget Holsman doing something similar with this medical marijuana bill in the Senate. Not so outright but he's getting a lot of good touchy-feelie press.

Anonymous said...

Tony can your blog play circus music when you post about these losers?

Anonymous said...

Take a stand? How bout take a toke. Wonder why KC is in the shape it is in.

Hyperblogal said...

With all the problems facing their constituents.... well, I guess they have their own priorities.

Anonymous said...

It'll never pass.

Because, BLACK PEOPLE.

P Bear said...

WEED NOW !

Anonymous said...

Why did Crispin Rea vote against selling Westport High? That is a terrible vote and we will not forget.

Anonymous said...

Legalize!!!!!!!







Cheeba said...

I got the FEVER for LaFaver!

Eric Blair said...

Weed needs to be legal but I wonder how far the movement to legalize marijuana is going to go before the Feds use their power to crush the legalization movement in its infancy.

What is that famous phrase? Follow the money. The big chemical industry like DuPont does not want legal hemp grown. In fact it is illegal to grow any species of hemp in the United States. If George Washington were alive today, he would be busted because it grew it at Mount Vernon. Another big money group who wants to keep pot illegal? Big Pharma does not want the competition. Another factor is that pot is easy to grow, so taxing it because a problem for the government and they do not want to lose that tax money. Tobacco is easy to tax because it is difficult to grow. They don't call marijuana weed for nothing. There is more money in it for government to keep marijuana illegal and fuel the prison industrial complex with inmates and to collect fines. Arresting a person for a marijuana violation also puts them into the legal systems and makes them easier to tract or to deny them the right to own a firearm. I think it should be legal and I think it is hypocritical to have tobacco and alcohol legal but not pot but following the money: it is not going to happen. THAT IS A SAD COMMENTARY ON DEMOCRACY WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE SOMETHING ILLEGAL THAT A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WANT.

Abcnkc said...

Thomas Jefferson was said to enjoy setting on his front porch playing his violin and smoking his homegrown Mary Jane.

Yes that Thomas Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

Use the pot tax to fund the medicaid extension that the dumb ass legislature has neglected to pass and put thousands of citizens at peril. Make touching the funds for any other purpose illegal. Now you have a level field on healthcare and it is party time.

Anonymous said...

Let's follow the states that are legalizing pot. Let the taxing begin! Why should we let the other states have all the fun? The money for the schools would be amazing. Maybe the toilets in midtown would flush, even if it was raining. Possibly the potholes would be history because we would actually, think on this....have the entire street repaved!! CONCEPT.

Vote for legalizing pot. It's the smart thing to do. Taxes should be collected on this recreational drug. Taxes are collected on alcohol and cigarettes.

Anonymous said...

I say, give Obama-momma a 3rd term if he would allow the legalization of ganja on a federal level.

Anonymous said...

This is Kansas City's best and brightest?? Damn, if that's the case, everyone should be running for the exits NOW!!

Anonymous said...

From Phil Ochs' song: Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends

Smoking marihuana is more fun than drinking beer,
But a friend of ours was captured and they gave him thirty years
Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody why
But demonstrations are a drag, besides we're much too high
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody
Outside of a small circle of friends

nathan Waller said...

Say what you want, go ahead. Be a downer. At least it's a step in the right direction

nathan Waller said...

Says it all...

Anonymous said...

Vote Daniel Edwards State Representative District 22

Anonymous said...

This is good, useful, to the point legislation!

Anonymous said...

@8:25 lol lol lol lol lol lol lol....now that's funny. ..

elBryan said...

My wife was just in Denver last weekend. She said the entire place smells like pot.

I support legalization, but that would SUCK.

P Bear said...

I like the idea of smlling pot. Better smell than those musty smelling Negros. That stench is overpowering when the wind blows out of the SE during spring and summer.