Action alert – Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment

Responding to growing conflict between states and the federal government over the issue of medical marijuana, Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) will offer an amendment later this month to the Science, State, and Justice spending bill to forbid the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from spending any federal tax dollars to target and prosecute patients who possess or use medicinal cannabis in compliance with their state laws. Eighty percent of the American public supports the physician-supervised use of cannabis as a medicine, and they do not wish to see their tax dollars wasted by those in Congress who would target the sick and dying in their overzealous war on drugs. Last year, 161 members of Congress voted in favor of Hinchey-Rohrabacher, but we need 57 more members to join with them to stop Washington’s war on patients.

Allen St. Pierre
Executive Director
Member, Board of Directors
NORML/NORML Foundation

This is the fourth attempt for this provision in as many years. Write your representative now!
Here’s the result of the vote on this amendment from 2005. [does M. Simon care to comment?]

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