Current Actions

  • Tell Congress to pass the STATES Act

    It's time for Congress to pass legislation that establishes marijuana policy as a states' rights issue. If a state decides to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, there should be no interference from the federal government.

    Although recreational, adult-use marijuana is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in 32 states and the District of Columbia, federal law presents many challenges to marijuana businesses and regulators. 

    Bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would protect states that legalize and regulate marijuana. The STATES Act is the most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever introduced in Congress.

    Please contact your Senators and Representative today and tell them to pass the STATES Act to allow states to make their own decisions on marijuana policy.

  • Wisconsin – Ask your state legislators to support medical cannabis in 2019

     

  • Pennsylvania: Ask your state representative to support and fix the decriminalization bill

     

  • California: Tell your lawmakers you support tax breaks for cannabis donated to needy patients and protections for medical cannabis patients at schools

     

  • Pennsylvania: Ask your legislators to end marijuana prohibition!

     

  • Ask candidates for the Maryland Legislature to commit to supporting marijuana policy reform

     

  • NJ: Ask your legislators to include strong expungement provisions in legalization bill

     

  • California: Ask Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the marijuana expungement bill

     

  • Illinois: Ask Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign the Opioid Alternative bill

     

  • New Jersey: Ask your lawmakers to end prohibition entirely!

     

  • Hawaii: Urge Gov. Ige to sign SB 2407 into law

     

  • Hawaii: Call Gov. Ige to politely urge him not to veto SB 2407

    Please call Hawaii Gov. David Ige and urge him not to veto the medical cannabis/opiate bill! 

    The number for Gov. Ige’s office is 808-586-0034. Your call may be answered by a staff member, or it may go to voicemail so you can leave a brief message. Please be polite, concise, and respectful, and always remember, we are trying to persuade the governor, not alienate him.

    Thank you for making your voice heard!


  • Illinois: Call your lawmakers in support of taxing and regulating cannabis for adults

    Calling your lawmakers is a quick way to make your voice heard. Senators and Representatives speak on behalf of their constituents, and this is a chance for you to encourage yours to support an end to cannabis prohibition in Illinois.

    Here are some things to keep in mind:

    • Ending marijuana prohibition will help reduce the underground cannabis trade and bring in important tax revenue. If we can control alcohol, we can control cannabis.
    • Depending on the time of day or week, you may end up talking with the lawmaker, a member of his or her staff, or you may need to leave a voice message.
    • If you are directed to voicemail, please leave a message with your name, hometown, and phone number. Expect to be asked for that information if speaking with a person.
    • If you have a personal story related to the harms of marijuana prohibition policies, please consider sharing it.
    • Always be polite – we are trying to persuade. Negative comments work against our efforts.

  • Ask your Del. representative to support expungement

    Please call your representative and ask for their vote in favor of SB 197, which would allow individuals to expunge marijuana offenses that were decriminalized in 2015. The measure would only apply to individuals with a single conviction.

    Type in your address and phone number and our automated system will call your phone number to connect you to your representative after providing his or her name. 

    Please be polite, concise, and respectful!


  • Delaware: Thank your representative for voting “yes” on legalizing and regulating marijuana or ask them to reconsider if they didn’t.

    Please type in your contact information and a letter will appear based on your representative’s vote.

    Please be sure to be respectful even if your lawmaker didn’t vote “yes.” Many lawmakers, like voters, are evolving on this issue. Rude and aggressive letters that alienate lawmakers will only hurt our efforts. 

  • New Jersey: Ask your legislators to support legalization and to ensure the bill includes meaningful expungement of records for past marijuana offenses

     

  • California: Ask your Assemblymember to support SB 829

     

  • South Carolina: Ask your lawmakers to support a sensible and compassionate medical cannabis program

     

  • Del.: Ask your lawmakers to support regulating marijuana

    Tips: 

    1. Be respectful. Legislators and staff will take you more seriously.

    2. Be succinct. Please be respectful of staffers’ time by getting right to the point. After you type in your contact info, check out our sample script and talking points for ideas.

    3. Be clear. Make sure they know why you’re calling and what you want them to do. 


     

  • Tell Congress to pass the STATES Act
    It's time for Congress to pass legislation that establishes marijuana policy as a states' rights issue. If a state decides to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, there should be no interference from the federal government.

    Although recreational, adult-use marijuana is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in 32 states and the District of Columbia, federal law presents many challenges to marijuana businesses and regulators. 

    Bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would protect states that legalize and regulate marijuana. The STATES Act is the most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever introduced in Congress.

    Please contact your Senators and Representative today and tell them to pass the STATES ACT and allow states to make their own decisions on marijuana policy.

  • Calif.: Ask your Assemblymember to support AB 1793, a bill to automatically clear marijuana convictions

     

  • Conn.: Ask legislative leaders to call a vote on legalization

    Tips for your call: 

    1. Be respectful! Legislators and staff will take you more seriously.

    2. Be succinct! You’ll probably only have a minute, so get right to the point. Check out our sample script and talking points for ideas!

    3. Be clear! Make sure they know why you’re calling and what you want them to do. 


     

     

  • South Carolina: Ask your lawmakers to support the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act in 2019

     

  • N.H.: Find out how your representative(s) voted on HB 656 and send them a follow-up email!

    Please send your representatives a follow-up message to say “thank you” or let them know you are disappointed in their vote on HB 656. Once you type in your address, our automated system will load sample letters based on how they voted.

    Please note: A NAY (NO vote) is a vote in favor of legalization, and a YEA (YES vote) is a vote to kill HB 656 by sending it to "interim study." You can view the vote roll call here


  • Ask your lawmakers to defend state medical marijuana programs
    Since December 2014, what is now called the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has prohibited the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. This amendment must be renewed each fiscal year in order to remain in effect and has been included in a series of spending bills approved from 2016 and this year, with the most recent extension expiring on March 23, 2018.

    With Attorney General Sessions threatening to ramp up enforcement of federal marijuana prohibition, this amendment is the only thing preventing medical marijuana patients and providers who are in compliance with state law from being targeted.

    Please tell your lawmakers to urge the Appropriations Committee to respect state law and include medical marijuana protections in the FY2018 spending bill. You can contact them directly using the email form below, or you can call the Appropriations Committee office at (202) 225-2771 to let them know voters want these protections to be a priority.

  • New Jersey: Thank Gov. Murphy for his commitment to legalizing marijuana and ask your lawmakers to follow suit!

     

  • Wyoming: Tell your lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana, not give people a felony record for it!

     

  • West Virginia: Call your state senators and urge them to improve the medical cannabis law!
    Type in your name, address, and phone number and our automated system will provide the name of one of your state senators, his or her office phone number, and a sample call script. Once you’re ready to make the call, you can either dial your senator’s number yourself, or hit the “Start Making Phone Calls!” button, and our system will call your phone number to connect you to your other senator’s office. 

    Your call will likely be answered by a staff member, or it will go to voicemail and you will be able to leave a brief message. Please be polite, concise, and respectful, and always remember, we are trying to persuade lawmakers, not alienate them.

    Thank you for speaking up for patients!

  • Vermont: Follow up with your representatives!

    On January 4, 2018, 81 representatives voted to pass H. 511 — a bill to legalize possession and limited cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 and older. They deserve our thanks. Unfortunately, 63 representatives voted against the bill. The full roll call vote is here.

    Please send a message to your representatives to thank them or express disappointment, depending on their vote. The correct message (based on their vote) will automatically load after you type in your address. Regardless of whether they voted yes on H. 511, please encourage them to support the next step: regulating and taxing marijuana!

  • Ask your lawmakers to reduce the penalties for marijuana possession!

    The Iowa Legislature is back in session, and there is renewed hope for common-sense marijuana policy reform. Last week, a Senate subcommittee recommended passage of SF 432, a bill that would reduce the penalties for marijuana possession. The bill would change the penalty for first offense possession of marijuana under five grams from a serious misdemeanor to a simple misdemeanor.

    Ask your lawmakers to reduce the penalties for marijuana possession!

  • Tell lawmakers to end the unnecessary and harmful policy of criminalizing marijuana consumers

    It's time for Pennsylvania to decriminalize marijuana, email your representatives today!

  • Maryland call action: Ask your state legislators to end marijuana prohibition!

    First, please look over these talking points and decide what you want to say once you’re connected with your state legislator’s office. 

    Once you’re ready, type in your phone number and address. Almost immediately, you’ll receive a call on your phone that will connect you with your state legislator’s office once you hit a button to signal you’re ready.

    Your lawmaker wants to hear from constituents — the most important thing is that you are polite and respectful! Thank you for standing up for sensible marijuana policies!


  • Tell Sen. Feinstein to protect Californians from Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana crusade!

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been a consistent obstacle to protecting states’ medical marijuana and legalization laws from federal interference. With Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoking the Cole Memo that protected state-legal activities from federal law enforcement, voters need her to start standing up for them. 

    Please call Sen. Feinstein’s office today at (310) 914-7300 (Southern California) or (415) 393-0707 (Northern California). Your call will be answered by a staff member or it will go to voicemail.

    Before you call, please look over the talking points and decide what points you’d like to make. If you or loved ones would be impacted by a federal crackdown, you may want to share that information. It may also be worth mentioning if you’ve voted for Sen. Feinstein in the past.

    Please be polite, concise, and respectful (most staff members are probably on our side anyway), and always remember, we are trying to persuade decision makers, not alienate them. Thanks for taking the time to take action! 

  • Tell Congress to stop Jeff Sessions

    It's time for Congress to pass legislation that establishes marijuana policy as a states' rights issue. If a state decides to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, there should be no interference from the federal government.

    In 2012, voters began approving marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in a number of states. Since then, the policy of the federal government (known as the "Cole Memo") had been to take a hands-off approach, with the Department of Justice encouraging prosecutors to not enforce federal prohibition laws if individuals or businesses were complying with state law. 

    On January 4, 2018, that all changed. Attorney General Sessions rescinded the Department of Justice​'s​ hands-off policy, ​paving the way for prosecution of legal marijuana businesses. These businesses employ thousands of Americans and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue.

    Please contact your Senators and Representative today and tell them to pass legislation that allows states to make their own decisions on marijuana policy.

  • Ask President Trump to stand by his campaign promise

    The Department of Justice just announced that it has abolished existing protections that prevent federal prosecutors from interfering in states that have decided to legalize marijuana. On the campaign trail, President Trump stated that marijuana should be a states’ rights issue. Please ask President Trump to stand by his campaign promise with respect to state marijuana laws. 

  • Urge your federal lawmakers to defend state medical marijuana programs
    On December 22, a federal law preventing the Department of Justice from targeting medical marijuana patients and providers is set to expire unless Congress acts.

    Please contact your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to defend state medical marijuana programs!

    You can use the tool below to automatically contact your federal representative and senators. Feel free to use the text provided or include a message of your own politely asking them to support medical marijuana.


  • Congress has until tomorrow to avert a government shutdown, and we need your help!

    Since 2014, the federal Appropriations budget has included an amendment that prevents the Department of Justice from targeting medical marijuana patients and providers who are in compliance with state law. Those protections are set to expire TOMORROW unless Congress includes them in the budget for next year.

    If they do not, or if there is a government shutdown because they could not reach agreement or postpone the decision, there will be nothing to stop Jeff Sessions from going after sick people and the businesses that provide their state-legal medicine.

    Contact your lawmakers TODAY, and urge them to defend state medical marijuana programs from interference by the Department of Justice!

    You can use the tools below to automatically contact your federally elected representatives.

    Feel free to use the text provided, or include a message of your own politely asking them to support medical marijuana.

  • Ask your lawmakers to defend state medical marijuana programs
    A federal law preventing the Department of Justice from targeting medical marijuana patients and providers is set to expire unless Congress acts. A single paragraph, an amendment that bars the federal government from spending funds to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where it is legal, is in real jeopardy. We need you to take action now by letting your elected officials know this is a priority for you, and that the Rohrabacher Amendment must be a part of the final appropriations bill. 

    Please contact your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to defend state medical marijuana programs!

    You can use the tool below to automatically contact your federal representative and senators. Feel free to use the text provided or include a message of your own politely asking them to support medical marijuana.

  • D.C.: Ask your councilmembers to support access to the regulated market!
  • Ind.: Ask your lawmakers to support medical marijuana legislation!
  • Urge your legislators to support taxing and regulating marijuana!

     

  • Ask your lawmakers to defend state medical marijuana programs
    Since December 2014, what is now called the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has prohibited the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. This amendment must be renewed each fiscal year in order to remain in effect and has been included in a series of spending bills approved from 2016 and this year, with the most recent extension expiring on March 23, 2018.

    With Attorney General Sessions threatening to ramp up enforcement of federal marijuana prohibition, this amendment is the only thing preventing medical marijuana patients and providers who are in compliance with state law from being targeted.

    Please tell your lawmakers to urge the Appropriations Committee to respect state law and include medical marijuana protections in the FY2018 spending bill. You can contact them directly using the email form below, or you can call the Appropriations Committee office at (202) 225-2771 to let them know voters want these protections to be a priority.

  • Illinois: Urge your state legislators to support HB 2353 and SB 316!

     

  • Urge your state legislators to support marijuana decriminalization!

     

  • Urge your legislators to support medical marijuana!

    Email your state legislators to urge them to support medical marijuana legislation in your state.

  • Ct.: Ask your lawmakers to support the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults' use!

     

  • R.I.: Ask your legislators to support marijuana legalization

     

  • Texas: Ask your legislators to make the Texas Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for seriously ill patients

     

  • Tell your lawmakers to support HB 110, the Delaware Marijuana Control Act!

     

  • Rhode Island: Call your state senator and representative!

    Type in your address and phone number, and our automated system will call your phone number to connect you to one of your state lawmaker's offices. Always remember, you are trying to persuade lawmakers, not alienate them. Please be polite, concise, and respectful, and be sure to mention you’re a constituent. If you get directed to voicemail, simply leave a message. After you speak to one lawmaker, you'll have the option to call the other.

    Please consider letting us know how your call went by emailing info@regulateri.com.

    Thank you for helping make history!

  • Ask your U.S. Senators to recommend U.S. attorneys who will respect state marijuana laws!

    The new administration will soon be nominating individuals to serve as United States attorneys under the Department of Justice. These women and men will have some discretion in determining when to bring charges against those suspected of violating federal law. Please email your U.S. Senators and urge them to recommend individuals for the position of United States attorney who will respect state marijuana laws.


  • Ask Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws

    Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump expressed support for letting states determine their own marijuana policies. However, he raised concerns when he selected Jeff Sessions, a longtime supporter of marijuana prohibition and opponent of state-level reform, to serve as attorney general.

    The Trump administration is in the process of reviewing the Justice Department’s existing enforcement policy, and it is still unclear whether they intend to respect or interfere with state laws regulating marijuana for medical and adult use.

    Use the form below to email your members of Congress and ask them to protect state marijuana laws.