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Senate medical marijuana

Watch live: Medical marijuana bill introduced in U.S. Senate

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March 10, 2015


Dear Wayne,

Senate medical marijuanaHistoric legislation is being introduced right now in the United States Senate. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are announcing the introduction of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and States’ Rights (CARERS) Act. This is the first time legislation that would make medical marijuana legal under federal law has been introduced in the Senate.

Ask your senators to co-sponsor this historic legislation.

First and foremost, the bill would make production, distribution, and possession of marijuana for medical purposes that’s legal under state law legal under federal law. The bill would also remove barriers to scientific research, allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana, allow interstate transportation of CBD oils, ensure medical marijuana dispensaries are taxed fairly, and allow all marijuana businesses — including adult-use stores in Colorado and elsewhere — to access the banking system and no longer be forced to operate on a cash-only basis.

There’s no reason your senators shouldn’t be co-sponsoring this bill. Please email their offices and ask them to sign on, and when you’re done, ask your friends to do the same.

Thank you,

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Dan Riffle,
Director of Federal Policies
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.