Letters from a few of my state reps

I sent a letter to every member of the Idaho House and Senate last night:

On April 15th 2009, I asked people to let the government tax me.

I wish for the legalization of marijuana, and for the state and federal government to tax marijuana.

Here is my video of my protest.


Please consider legalizing the safest drug ever known to man.  Safer than caffeine, safer than aspirin, certainly safer than alcohol and tobacco!

Prohibition didn’t work in the 1920’s and 1930’s and it does not work now.

Be smart about drugs, legalize, educate, regaulate and taxate!

Ryan Thompson

This is the first one that I got from:  Representative  Dennis  M.  Lake,
One of the first effects of marijuana is to put the user in a state of denial.

Rep. Lake

The second letter that I got was from: Representative  Donna  H.  Boe,
I recall an attempt within the last decade to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.  It went absolutely nowhere.  No one that I know has tried again.  Thanks for writing.  I appreciate your perspective.
Rep. Donna Boe

Representative Donna Boe
House of Representatives
District 30

My reply to Dennis Lake was:

Excuse me? What denial are you speaking about? Which scientific study
are you referring to?

I would be more than happy to discuss this with you
further. Please call me at:


If you want the facts, please
do the research. The information that came out of the 1930’s has been completely and
totally debunked by credible modern science.


Ryan Thompson

My reply to Donna Boe was:

Thanks Donna,

With 4 of our neighboring states allowing for this, I feel that we are falling behind.  I
will continue to lobby for this change.

Please let me know how you will vote if we get a house bill introduced, and if you have
any questions, feel free to call my cell phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Ryan Thompson

I’ll post more responses as they come in.

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