Mar 162015
 March 16, 2015

Earl Blumenauer marijuanaUnited States Senator Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is not new to marijuana reform. Earl Blumenauer has supported marijuana reform for many decades while representing the State of Oregon at Congress. He has introduced marijuana reform bills into the House of Representatives on more than one occasion. Mr. Blumenauer was very happy to see multiple Senators introduce a significant medical marijuana bill in their chamber. Below is a press release that Earl Blumenauer sent out, via MarijuanaPolitics.Com:

Senators Paul, Booker, and Gillibrand took an historic step today by introducing a medical marijuana bill in the United States Senate – the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act. This bill would bring much needed relief to the patients, businesses, and physicians who participate in legal state medical marijuana systems that exist in a confusing patchwork of state and federal laws.

Last Congress, the House voted six times in favor of reforming our outdated marijuana and hemp laws. Over a dozen bills have been introduced, many with bipartisan support. The Senate bill builds on this momentum and incorporates many of the provisions that gained significant traction in the House.

I am happy to see the inclusion of language similar to our bill, HR 667: The Veterans Equal Access Act, which will ensure that our veterans can access medical marijuana in states where it is legal. I am also excited to see language to reduce barriers to medical marijuana research, which is an issue I will continue to champion. The bill will also offer much needed certainty for banks that provide financial services to marijuana businesses, which often must operate as unsafe cash only enterprises.

I look forward to working with these Senators in this effort and applaud the introduction of this bill. I am hopeful that with continued growing support, we can make real traction on modernizing our marijuana laws over the next two years, and respect the will of the voters in 23 states and the District of Columbia.”

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  4 Responses to “Federal Representative Applauds Senate Medical Marijuana Bill”

  1.  

    Its incredibly important that marijuana be removed from schedule 1 immediately. For Americans with Cancer, medical marijuana is a “Wonder Drug” and a “Gift from God” — especially when they go through Chemotherapy and to help relieve the horrible pain that comes with Cancer.

    Please call the white house comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that he president do whatever it takes to get marijuana removed from schedule 1 immediately. America’s Cancer patients can’t wait. Please call now.

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    I’m a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer research and believe that getting Marijuana removed from Schedule 1 so Physicians in all 50 states can prescribe it for their patients is a moral imperative and one of the most important issues of our time. Please publish this comment — thank you!!!

    Everyone reading this should call the white house comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President get Marijuana removed from Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY. Call your senators and representatives too. Its immoral to leave marijuana on schedule 1 for even one minute longer. If you ever get Cancer you’re going to want to have access to medical marijuana. If you wait until you get cancer to work to get things changed its going to be too late for you.

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    Earl Blumenauer is a Congressman not a Senator.

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