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.