Congress: protect patients and keep government open!
| Marissa Valeri
In the last several years, medical cannabis patients have been protected by an appropriations rider known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment which has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis programs and patients. Lawmakers are already fighting to include protections for medical cannabis patients for FY 2018, but the remainder of this fiscal year remains uncertain.
Since 1974, the Government has shut-down a total of 18 times. Some have lasted only a few days, while others have laster several weeks, No matter how long the shutdown, individuals who use medical cannabis or who are involved in the cannabis industry could be at risk of prosecution.
In the event of a Government shutdown, it is important to be prepared for the worst. Visit our Raid Center to see the steps you can take before and after a potential raid.
Contact your member of Congress and urge them to support a budget that protects medical cannabis patients from federal prosecution!