Call your Members of Congress to Support the CARERS Act!

| Geoffrey Marshall

The CARERS Act is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. Introduced in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and in the House by Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK), the bipartisan legislation would remedy the state-federal conflict over medical marijuana laws.

The bill would allow state programs to continue without federal interference, move marijuana out of Schedule I, remove CBD from the scheduling, create access to banking services for legal marijuana businesses, eliminate DEA-mandated NIDA monopoly that block research, and allow Veterans Affairs doctors to write recommendations in states that have a medical marijuana program.

For the first time ever, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. Senate and House. Please call your two Senators and your member of Congress today to ask for their support.

Below are links for sample scripts. You can find the contact for representatives here

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After your calls please take some time to let us know how they went.

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  • Jerry Cook

    commented 2016-03-25 21:02:19 -0400
    BS to Feinstein, the criminal Nixon DEA & current CSA, and do nothing Obama!
    No point to call her again until the CSA does not have plant cannabis listed at all, like much more dangerous unlisted tobacco & alcohol.
    Feinstein will only change, by force, when the CSA shows the truth on cannabis, not more lies. She is an ignorant bought off evil that hurts & kills for opposition profits with lies..that is clear, as with all prohibitionists. She does not understand fully legal will end huge wasted cost in lives & cash to help rather than hurt people.

    The most advanced legislation is not the Carers Act, but Bernie’s Bill is, which removes the plant from the CSA completely, as it should be. The plant should only be on a long list of beneficial use instead, all varieties. Sched 2 under this Carers act is still a blatant Lie & big pharma has their products at sched 3! Crazy! How does that work? Only for big pharma, thats how.

    STOP IGNORING ACTUAL TRUTH, & STOP SUPPORTING MORE LYING. BACK BERNIE’S BILL to remove this plant from the CSA! When politicians support & pass this, then call the prohibitionists like Feinstein again to support full truth, not more lies.

    Can’t happen?
    What did Justin Trudeau say & get elected big more blocks on full legal use by removing all law blocking full use & replacing with regulation for full use! The USA needs to catch up!
    Bernie’s Bill removing the plant from the CSA will help do that the best, not the Carers Act which keeps control under big pharma monopoly.
    The Bern’s Bill gives full control back to the people & states much better than the Carer’s Act, which is still a big lie.

  • Scott Sherwood

    commented 2016-03-25 20:04:06 -0400
    found the letter,
    Dear Mr. Sherwood :

    Thank you for writing to me concerning your support for the industrial application of cannabis sativa L (hemp). I appreciate hearing from you on this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to respond. Currently, it is illegal in the U.S. to grow cannabis for industrial purposes, although products containing “hemp” are legally imported from other nations and sold in the U.S. On February 14, 2013, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act” (S. 359), which would amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in states that have permitted the substance to be grown. S. 359 is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Wyden also introduced this bill as an amendment to the 2013 Senate Farm Bill (S. Amdt . 952). However, this amendment did not receive a vote before the full Senate and was therefore not included in the final version of the Senate Farm Bill.

    All cannabis, including hemp, contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. I have concerns that legislation like S. 359 and S. Amdt . 952 could unintentionally weaken the Controlled Substances Act by allowing for the growth or manufacturing of a product containing THC, which is currently illegal under federal law. For example, the Drug Enforcement Administration recently reported that cannabis plants with a relatively low THC concentration provide a substantial source of psychoactive material that would be readily exploited by drug seekers if such plants could be easily acquired. Using a relatively simple and inexpensive process of chemical extraction, readily available on the Internet, hemp could be readily converted into a highly potent concentrate known as “hash oil.”

    Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. I hope you will continue to keep in touch on issues that are important to you. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to call my Washington D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.
    Sincerely yours, Dianne Feinstein United States Senator

  • Scott Sherwood

    commented 2016-03-25 19:36:07 -0400
    Sen Feinstein’s position is a non-position. She wrote me last year and her letter was straight out of reefer madness. She claimed the new cannabis strains are so strong, yada,yada, she even played the “gateway drug” card.

  • Jack Wilborn

    commented 2016-03-22 17:48:35 -0400
    I contacted Senator McCain, and as usual no one answered his phone and his voice mail is full. This is typical of Senator McCain, as I’ve tried to contact his ‘camp’ multiple times over the last year. I don’t know his position and can’t really ask. Time for a replacement (long overdue.)

  • Jack Wilborn

    commented 2016-03-22 17:38:43 -0400
    Trent Franks (Rep – Arizona) has blocked and hampered all direction to use Marijuana medicinally, including voting against the VA supplying any information to our veterans. He has also blocked all research and other aspects of anything related to Marijuana. The person answering the phone in his office didn’t even know about SB683, when I updated him, I told him I know Senator Franks. I also know his position on Marijuana. I asked the person to advise Senator Franks that I spent 20 years under morphine, doing nothing. After less than a year with medical Marijuana, I have many of my interests back including building hardware for computers. I asked that he pass this on to Senator Franks. I was advised he would pass it on.

  • Linda Rosewood

    commented 2016-03-22 14:32:48 -0400
    Just called Sen Feinstein (D-CA) She is undecided, or has not published an opinion on it. The comment I left was that in line with her work on the Drug Caucus and her work on health care, the CARERS act is right in line with her policies. I also said that Californians have a constitutional right to compassionate use of cannabis, and the federal laws interfere with that.

  • James Leaver

    commented 2016-03-22 13:15:29 -0400
    Congressman Brian Higgins reports no position on CARERS. I will need to email him with background. I also left my thanks as a new constituent to Senators Gillibrand and Shumer.

  • Jerry Cook

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