Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Reintroduced in Congress

Apr 22, 2015

Congress, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Democrat, Dina Titus (D-NV), Don Young (R-AK), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Jared Polis (D-CO), Justin Amash (R-MI), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Republican, Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, Steve Cohen (D-TN), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Tom McClintock

Earlier today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has reintroduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This short, simple bill would resolve the tension between state and federal marijuana laws by making an exception to federal law for activity in compliance with state laws that regulate marijuana for medical or adult-use purposes.

[caption id="attachment_8698" align="alignright" width="300"]Screen_Shot_2015-02-17_at_12.14.00_PM Dan Riffle, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, and Rob Kampia[/caption]

Please take two minutes to urge your representatives to support this bill! 


Because of MPP’s success in changing public opinion and state laws, we expect numerous bills to be introduced this year to reform federal marijuana laws. We will support all of them, but Rep. Rohrabacher’s bill stands out. It’s the best policy — covering not just medical marijuana, but adult-use laws passed in four states and Washington, D.C. — and has the best chance of passing. Last year, we passed an amendment very similar to this bill, thanks to broad bipartisan support for respecting state laws, and this year the bill has twice as many Republicans on board than when it was introduced last year.

Republican co-sponsors include Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Tom McClintock, and Don Young (R-AK). Democratic co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Dina Titus (D-NV), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Mark Pocan (D-WI).