The 113th session of Congress (2013-2014) marks a new era in marijuana policy at the federal level. For the first time ever, members of Congress must confront the fact that voters in two U.S. states have made the possession and use of marijuana legal for all adults. On top of the large number of medical marijuana states, this is creating significant pressure for reform. Keep reading to see how you can take action to show your representatives in Congress you support marijuana policy reform.
MPP's federal goals for 2013-2014 are to:
- Build support for legislation that would treat marijuana like alcohol under federal law
- Work with members of Congress on bills designed to protect and assist medical marijuana patients and providers
- Increase public pressure on the Department of Justice to eliminate prosecutions of individuals acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws
- Generate media coverage about an FDA-approved study of marijuana use as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in order to put pressure on the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to provide marijuana for the study
MPP's quick and easy online system allows you to communicate with decision-makers in Washington, D.C. By following the links below, you can generate support for important marijuana policy reforms in Congress and at the White House. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference.
Ask your representatives in Congress to support marijuana policy reform
Please take a moment to send your U.S. representative and two senators an email regarding marijuana laws. With the passage of laws in Colorado and Washington state making marijuana legal for all adults, momentum is building on Capitol Hill for reform at the federal level. Public opinion is on our side and people — even in Washington, D.C. — are starting to realize that marijuana is not the evil drug it was made out to be for so many years. It is time to let your elected officials know that you are one of the millions of Americans who believe it is time for them to rethink our current policies and engage in meaningful discussions about our marijuana laws.