People from Georgia, be afraid!!


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Just a little news off the Norml website. Seems we got a hater in the Georgia House. What a dick!:-?

[Editor's note: This post is excerpted from this week's forthcoming NORML weekly media advisory. To have NORML's media advisories delivered straight to your in-box, sign up for NORML's free e-zine here.]

State Republican lawmaker Tommy Benton (31st House District) favors “caning” minor marijuana offenders and “executing” those who sell the drug, according to a recent correspondence sent by the representative to a constituent.

In a July 29, 2009 e-mail (which was voluntarily forwarded to the NORML office), Rep. Benton wrote: “Thanks for the email. We will have to agree to disagree on this and whether or not money is wasted (by mandating the state to prosecute minor marijuana offenders). I am opposed to the legalization of marijuana. I think we should go to caning for people caught using and maybe execute dealers. [emphasis NORML’s] That would solve the problem as well. That is what they do in Singapore and they don’t have a drug problem.”

Caning is a form of corporal punishment consisting of up to 24 violent lashes with a long rattan cane that has been soaked in water. The procedure inflicts intense pain and deep, bloody lacerations that can take several months to heal.
Rep. Benton followed up his remarks in a separate e-mail on August 11 (also forwarded to NORML) in which he threatened to turn over the names of citizens who disagreed with his political viewpoints to local law enforcement.

He wrote: “You and your cronies want it (marijuana) legalized so you can get a hit anytime without having to worry about getting arrested. I have forwarded your email to the Lowndes County sheriffs [sic] office so that they can be on the lookout for you. [emphasis NORML’s] Consider this my last correspondence on the the [sic] subject to you or anyone else who shares your similar “conservative views’.”
Benton was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2005.

Here's Tommy's email address if you care to disagree.

[email protected]

This is what this asshole wants to do to us! Send him a note!


wow someone kill that fucker before its too late. canning and executing people for weed? what are we the phillapines now? fuck that mark someone really should snipe him


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Nah he just needs a good caining and then well send him some special cookies for the pain.


WOW WTF im already under the great state of georgias marijuana laws punishment. they already take your license and certain nastier counties have madatory jail sentencing, but only give a ticket on the day you were caught. its be been nice seeing the police harrass some potheadkids over the years while the real criminals do what they do. im hjust tired of getting frisked everytime i get pulled for "no seat belt" or any of the other random shit.

Please forgive if i sound like a pothead. and btw id rather get caned than a year of probation and my license taken away but thats just me.