This week, the House of Representatives will vote on protecting adult-use cannabis businesses, consumers, and state programs from the federal government and we need your help now.
The Blumenauer-Norton-McClintock amendment states that no funds from the Department of Justice may be used to prevent any adult-use cannabis states from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of cannabis.
Today, we need you to call your Representative and tell them to VOTE YES on the Blumenauer-Norton-McClintock amendment (#17) to the Commerce, Science, and Justice appropriations bill.
Here are some talking points to use on your call:
- Since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills that have included a provision protecting medical cannabis businesses, patients, and programs from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice.
- The bipartisan Blumenauer-McClintock amendment simply removes the word “medical” from that provision in order to protect those 11 states that have legalized adult-use cannabis for adults over the age of 21.
- We urge you to VOTE YES on Amendment #17 to the Commerce, Science, and Justice appropriations bill, which is the bipartisan Blumenauer-McClintock amendment.
- Today, more than one in five Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal under state law.
Our industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue, and billions in economic activity – so please, call and help us protect it.