Federal Policy

Now that four U.S. states and the nation's capital have made marijuana legal for all adults and the House has voted to end the crackdown on medical marijuana, there is more momentum than ever in Congress for ending marijuana prohibition.

Click the links below to show your representatives in Congress you support marijuana policy reform. If you get a response from your members of Congress, please forward it to us at [email protected] so we can update our information database.

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The House of Representatives has introduced several bills to address marijuana policy, and the Senate has finally introduced its first bill tackling issues with medical marijuana. With public support at an all-time high, now is the time for the Senate to go further by considering legislation that resolves the tension between state and federal marijuana laws by letting states determine their own marijuana policies.

PLEASE ASK YOUR SENATORS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION.

Legislation we are tracking

Protecting the Principle of Federalism in Marijuana Policies: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) reintroduced H.R. 1940, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, with strong bipartisan support. This legislation would modify the federal Controlled Substances Act to protect anyone acting in compliance with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution and resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws, ensuring states can determine their own policies.

PLEASE ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR THIS LEGISLATION.

Taxing and Regulating Marijuana: H.R. 1013, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and H.R. 1014, the Marijuana Tax Equity Act, introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), would replace marijuana prohibition with a comprehensive licensing and oversight system to tax and regulate the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana.

PLEASE ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SPONSOR THIS LEGISLATION.

Making Medical Marijuana Legal Under Federal Law: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would make production, distribution, and possession of marijuana for medical purposes that’s legal under state law legal under federal law. The bill would also remove barriers to scientific research, allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana, allow interstate transportation of CBD oils, ensure medical marijuana dispensaries are taxed fairly, and allow all marijuana businesses — including adult-use stores in Colorado and elsewhere — to access the banking system and no longer be forced to operate on a cash-only basis.

PLEASE ASK YOUR SENATORS TO CO-SPONSOR THIS HISTORIC LEGISLATION.

Making Medical Marijuana Legal Under Federal Law: H.R. 1538 is the House companion bill to the Senate’s CARERS Act and was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK). Like the Senate version, H.R. 1538 would make medical marijuana that is legal under state law legal under federal law. The bill also addresses banking issues that force legal marijuana businesses to operate on a cash-only basis, removes research barriers, allows interstate transportation of CBD oils, and allows Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana.

PLEASE ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION.

Medical Marijuana: Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act, H.R. 667, which would expand access to medical marijuana to our national heroes by removing the gag order on VA health care providers preventing them from discussing and recommending participation in state medical marijuana programs with their patients. 

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