ACTION ALERT: Ask your Member of Congress to sign Rohrabacher and Farr's letter to defund DOJ attacks on medical cannabis
March 26, 2014 | Hunter Holliman
As the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to crack down on the implementation of state-authorized medical cannabis programs, Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA) are leading an effort to defund the DOJ’s anti-medical cannabis efforts. These two Members of Congress have drafted a letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Chair, Frank Wolf (R-VA) requesting that the CJS budget defund the DOJ from being able to crack down on state-authorized medical cannabis patients and providers. If this request is accepted by Chairman Wolf, the DOJ would no longer be able to raid, arrest, prosecute, convict, and incarcerate any state-authorized medical cannabis patients or providers acting in compliance with state law.
So far, 15 Members of Congress have signed onto the letter (see list below), which is a great start, but we need more representatives to sign on. If your member of Congress has not yet signed the letter, please call your Member of Congress TODAY to make sure they sign on as well. We encourage you to use the sample script when calling.