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Barney Frank: Pot brownie made me sleepy

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Frank went on to say that he thought the drug should be legalized as an issue of fairness, pointing out the effects of marijuana paled relative to other activities, some of which were legal.

"I think, frankly, it contributes a good deal to the sense of unfairness among young people who are told they shouldn’t do this because it’s got all these negative effects, but then see older people engaging in all kinds of things that probably have greater impact on people," Frank said.

And Frank railed against disproportionate law enforcement on drug crimes, likening it to New York City's "stop and frisk" practice.

"One of the best things we can do to reduce state expenditures in a way that does not hurt the quality of life is to stop going after people who use marijuana," Frank said.


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