At the 40th Annual NORML Conference held in Portland, Oregon, Oregon Federal Representative Earl Blumenauer stated that many politicians are sympathetic to marijuana law reform, the just aren't urged by their constituents enough to do something about it. This statement has been echoed by Gavin Newsom below. Hopefully it motivates readers to get in touch with their state and federal senators and representatives to let them know how you feel!
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom says that pretty much all politicians agree behind closed doors that marijuana should be legalized, but most don't yet realize that saying so publicly is good politics. Polls consistently show that a majority of voters think it's time to legalize marijuana, and more politicians should start acting like it.
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