Urge your Senator to pass CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment Urge your Senator to support the CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment for 2015

| Hunter Holliman

Every year, The Senate approves a series of appropriations bills that formally sets the budget for various governmental departments and agencies. The Commerce, Justice, Science, and other Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill determines the budget of the DOJ and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the coming fiscal year.

The US House of Representatives voted late Thursday (May 30, 2014) night to cut off funding for federal medical cannabis raids, arrests, and prosecutions in states where it is legal. This is arguably the biggest victory yet in the contemporary fight for medical cannabis rights. By a vote of 219 to 189, the Republican-dominated House approved the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015. Forty-nine Republicans and 179 Democrats voted in favor of the amendment.

As historic as this vote was, the same CJS amendment must still be introduced in the Senate and pass there as well. We're doing our part by lobbying on Capitol Hill, but we desperately need your help contact your Senators and asking for their support to this amendment.

CALL AND EMAIL your Senators today and urge them to support the 2015 CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment

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  • Belinda Gross

    commented 2014-06-04 15:03:51 -0400
    It won’t happen with my Senator. It’s Mitch McConnell . He has sent me numerous scathing letters opposing anything to do with legalizing cannabis. I keep sending letters trying to change his mind. He is way old school as in cannabis is a gateway drug, causes killings, madness, ect……….. He has NOTHING good to say about it. Maybe Alison Grimes will boot him out come November. She is younger and I believe more open minded. The cause would have more of a chance with her.