Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 16, 2017. A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives, have formed the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. The kick-off press conference occurred at 2 p.m. Eastern time today.
U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has championed efforts to reform marijuana laws since 1973, including being a strong advocate for Oregon’s Measure 91 during the 2014 campaign. Blumenauer was joined at today’s Press Conference by Republicans Dana Rohrabacher and Don Young, as well as fellow Democrat Jared Polis.
Statements from New Approach Oregon Director Anthony Johnson:
“Today, we join cannabis legalization supporters from across the nation to commend the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus. This bipartisan group of representatives will help lead the way for important federal legislation, including, tax and banking reform, easing federal research restrictions, allowing military veterans to utilize medical cannabis and respecting states’ rights to form their own marijuana laws.”
“The Congressional Cannabis Caucus will be an important ally, not just in passing future marijuana law reforms, but also in preventing the federal government from trampling the will of the voters. While many are understandably concerned about the Trump Administration, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, undermining state marijuana laws, the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus should prove to be a strong, important ally in combating federal overreach.”
New Approach Oregon does not represent any industry group, any special interest group or any ideology. We represent the moderate middle, advocates for the sensible marijuana policy that a strong majority of Oregonians voted for last November. We won a better approach to marijuana. Now it’s time to follow through by making sure that the better approach to marijuana gets implemented.
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