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Please join us in getting the MORE Act passed!

Posted by · September 30, 2021 5:28 PM

The MORE Act just passed in the House Judiciary Committee on September 30,2021 by a vote of 26-15. With the passage of this bill in a key U.S. House of Representatives committee, we are one step closer to ending the federal prohibition of cannabis once and for all!

We support the MORE Act because it would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and benefit the medical cannabis community in several ways:

  • Ending the conflict of laws between the federal and state governments on cannabis.
  • Enabling patients to travel across state lines with their medication without fear of punitive law enforcement intervention, fines or jail time.
  • Improving facilitation of federal, academic and private research on medical cannabis in the U.S.
  • Introducing much-needed federal leadership and oversight over key components of medical cannabis policy that states have struggled with, such as laboratory testing and labeling standards, patient access, and medical cannabis businesses practices.
  • Establishing grant programs for cannabis job training programs, cannabis-related criminal records expungement programs and a national equity licensing program.
  • Allowing federal permits to applicants with felony cannabis convictions.
  • Creating an Office of Cannabis Justice to oversee social equity provisions in the bill.
  • Directing taxes from retail sales to pay for job training, legal fees and health education programs in impacted communities.
  • Helping disadvantaged business owners to create equitable cannabis licensing programs for individuals impacted by the drug war.

Despite this victory in the Committee, we still have work to do. We need to ensure that the MORE Act is introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote by the full body, and we need to make sure it passes the House with additional amendments that are centered around the needs of medical cannabis patients.

We urge you to contact your member of Congress to ask that they support the bill, should the MORE Act go to the full House floor for a vote. Use the simple tool below to use our template email with your Representative.

Take our 2021 Supporter Survey

Posted by · August 03, 2021 11:30 AM

Each year we request feedback from our supporters to help shape our annual State of the States report. We need the perspectives of patients and cannabis consumers from across the country so that we can learn from real experiences that we many not learn from reading laws and regulations or reviewing news coverage.

Your participation in this short survey will help us produce quality analysis and potentially change laws or regulations within or across states to better serve the needs of patients. 

Stop Penalizing Cannabis Consumers Like Sha’Carri Richardson!

Posted by · July 14, 2021 11:32 AM

We can no longer stand by while cannabis patients and consumers continue to get penalized, fired, arrested, outcasted, punished and denied gold-medal opportunities simply for using cannabis.

Because this news got so much press, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), the international body responsible for doping regulations in sport announced that they are reconsidering their ban on cannabis use by athletes. This announcement came after they had received requests for a review from a number of stakeholders and that their List Expert Advisory Group recommended that they revisit the status of cannabis.

Please add your name to our petition to urge the White House and Congress to pass medical cannabis laws that protect patients, like Sha'Carri Richardson, and recommend that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) work with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to remove cannabis from their list of banned substances.

Sign the petition at Change.org

Sha'Carri Richardson

Join Washington, DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton in Urging HUD to Stop Evicting Cannabis Patients!

Posted by · June 23, 2021 5:10 PM

On May 25, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) introduced HR 3212 - the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2021. This important legislation would protect patients in federally subsidized housing from eviction for cannabis possession or use. Beyond just introducing the bill, Delegate Holmes Norton even sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requesting that HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge change the Department’s policy to stop evicting patients who rely on cannabis to treat their health!

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