Rep. Blumenauer To Speak Out Against DEA Chief's Recent Comments Against Medical Marijuana

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I received the following press release from my favorite politician, Oregon's very own United States Representative Earl Blumenauer:


On Wednesday, November 18, at approximately 10:00 a.m. (ET) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) will deliver remarks in response to recent comments by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, calling medical marijuana "a joke," and other actions taken by the Administration rooted in a failed approach of marijuana prohibition and War on Drugs.


Wednesday, November 18, at approximately 10 a.m. (ET)


Floor of U.S. House of Representatives; streamed live on C-SPAN and


If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole L'Esperance at or (202) 225-4811.


As an Oregon state legislator, Congressman Earl Blumenauer supported the Oregon Decriminalization Bill of 1973, which abolished criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, Congressman Blumenauer has been a leading advocate for changes to federal drug laws. He has championed several legislative efforts to protect medical marijuana patients, reduce federal barriers to medical marijuana research, tax and regulate marijuana, and normalize taxes and banking for marijuana businesses in states where it is legal. He was deeply involved with the successful campaign to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in Oregon in 2014 and has worked closely with stakeholders in the state as the law has been implemented.