HR 5843: To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of Marijuana. H.R. 5843 is described as an "Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults". The bill has been introduced by US Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and co-sponsored by US Presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX). If passed, this legislation would legalize the possession, use and non-for-profit of up to 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of Marijuana. Under this legislation, adults who consume Marijuana would no longer face arrest, prison or civil fines. Latest Major Action: 4/17/2008: Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Alright, we all know that marijuana is quite safe compared to other drugs, such as tobacco, alcohol, antidepressants, etc. But, if we know that, why is marijuana illegal? Unless you are a ****** and you go out driving right after smoking, it is a safe drug. Tobacco, alright it won't slow down your reaction times while driving and cause car accidents, but it sure as hell will kill you eventually. Alcohol, enough said, you can overdose on it pretty quickly and kill yourself. You can get very dependent on it. You can kill yourself in a car accident. Heroin, don't get me started, pretty bad stuff here. Marijuana. Alright, to overdose on this, you would have to ingest 1/3 of your body weight in 15 minutes, or smoke 2/3 of your body weight in 15 minutes. Not going to happen. THC, kills tumors according to studies by Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA, who is the leading researcher on that topic. The only way marijuana is gonna kill you is if you smoke it while being stupid. Obviously, don't smoke it when you're near cars or weapons, you'll be pretty safe.