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ACTION ALERT: Ask your Member of Congress to sign Rohrabacher and Farr's letter to defund DOJ attacks on medical cannabis
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.Read more
August is the month to visit your Congress Critter! Most Representatives will be back home soon, so this is your chance to explain why it's important to pass the bi-partisan legislation pending in Congress. H.R. would block the federal prosecution of patients in states that allow medical cannabis. H.R. 1984 would protect bank accounts for medical cannabis dispensaries. And H.R. 1985 would let dispensaries deduct expenses on their federal taxes like any other business.
You can reach your Representative by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or take action online right now.