February 6, 2013

The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms And Explosives?

February 6, 2013
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Ending Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana Act Of 2013 polis blumenauerI received this message from SSDP yesterday. I encourage all TWB readers to use SSDP’s online tools to contact your Reps and Senators. Luckily for this Oregonian, contacting my rep Earl Blumenauer is not necessary!:

By Aaron Houston, Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

I’m heading to a press conference right now to join Congressmen Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in announcing the introduction of the most sweeping proposed reforms ever to be advanced in Congress related marijuana legalization.

This historic effort includes the introduction of legislation by Rep. Polis that will end federal prohibition of marijuana and regulate it similarly to alcohol, deferring to states that decide to legalize marijuana. Companion legislation by Rep. Blumenauer that would create an excise tax for marijuana will also be introduced.  Additionally, a new “Sensible Drug Policy Working Group” in Congress will be announced that brings together Members of Congress, their staff members, and advocates to help forge a new path forward in regulating marijuana. The group will also announce a new report by Congressmen Polis and Blumenauer entitled “The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy.

Take Action

Congress needs to hear from constituents like you who support this issue.

Please consider taking a few seconds to send a message to your representative urging them to cosponsor the Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2013.

With your help, we can make history.  Thanks for your support.


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