MAINE (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – U.S. Rep. Barney Frank spoke at Maine’s first Medical Marijuana Expo on Saturday and said that the current laws against marijuana use should be revoked.
“People who make a personal decision to smoke marijuana should not be subject to prosecution,” said Frank. “This is the kind of fight that’s worth making. It’s winnable.”
In October of last year, Frank was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready’s home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank.
Congressman Frank told FOX25 that he was surprised and disappointed with what police found. He also tells us that he wouldn’t recognize a marijuana plant if he saw one because he is, “not a great outdoorsman,” and ,”wouldn’t recognize most plants.” ( Read more on this here .)
The event, which was put together by Charlie Wynott of the nonprofit Maine Medical Marijuana Resource Center , include grow suppliers, medical marijuana caregivers, dispensary operators, consultants and a medical marijuana attorney.
Maine approved the use of medical marijuana in 1999, and in 2009 voters approved legalizing dispensaries as a way of giving patients access to the drug.
Doctors in the field, State representatives, retired law enforcement and civil libertarians also addressed the group of about 100.
According to a report from Kennebec Journal , Frank said he