Two new Congressional Bills have just been introduced that will, if passed, END THE FEDERAL PROHIBITION OF MARIJUANA!
H.R.1227 Ending the Federal Marijuana Prohibition act of 2017
This bill has bipartisan support and was introduced by republican Rep. Thomas A Garret, Jr of Virginia [R-VA-5]. So far, it has been cosponsored by:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI-2]
Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA-2]
Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO-2]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR-3]
Rep. Don Young [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI-3]
Official Title as introduced:
“To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes”
H.R.975 – Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017
This bill also has bipartisan support and was introduced by republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California [R-CA-48]. So far, it has been cosponsored by:
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3]
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]
Official Title as introduced:
“To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.”
FANTASTIC! HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Please contact your representative! Just enter your zip code, click your representatives name and you’ll be taken to their website. All of them have a contact button, click that and let your representative know you want them to support state rights and defend his or her constituents voice.
Alternatively, there’s another little known trick, YOU CAN TEXT YOUR ZIP-CODE to 520-200-2223 and it will reply with your representatives names and phone numbers!
Phone calls are best, letters next, then e-mails! If you can, please call them!
For people who don’t know what to say here’s a quick draft below:
“Hello Congress(wo)man [REPRESENTATIVE-NAME-GOES-HERE],
I am a constituent in your district and I am writing to ask you to stand up for me and the 59 percent of Americans who support full marijuana legalization, and the 71 percent who believe that states, not the federal government, should set marijuana policy.
Cannabis is a job creator and a multi billion dollar industry. Please, this is not a partisan issue, this is a state and democracy issue. We cannot allow the federal government to jail citizens for something they voted to legalize. We can’t ignore the needs of those who haven’t had that opportunity yet or depend on it for medicinal purposes.
States are meant to be democracy laboratories and by allowing the federal government to override the will of the people we are destroying the democracy experiment. I urge you to please support H.R. 975 – Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017, and H.R.1227 – Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to one of your constituents and supporters”
If you chose to e-mail you can select ‘Health’ ‘Social Issues’ or ‘Other Issues’ as the topic, all should be an option for every congressman.
Many of you at times may have thought, how can I help? Well this is one of those ways. This one thing will take you a couple minutes and when you’re old you can tell your grandkids that you helped fight prohibition and you let your voice be heard.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST FAR AND WIDE ACROSS YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS! The more people that become aware of this bill the better chance it has of passing. The main stream media is not picking this up. The citizens of this country must advocate for themselves to do what is right and urge members of congress to get this passed.