Rand Paul And Cory Booker Team Up To Protect State Medical Marijuana Programs

by Grover Norquist and Ethan Nadelmann

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As soon as next week, the U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to vote on a bipartisan amendment being offered by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. We urge members of both parties – and in particular those who support the 10th Amendment — to take a stand for sensible drug policy and against wasteful government spending. A similar amendment passed the U.S. House a few weeks ago with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have now legalized marijuana for a variety of medicinal purposes – and an additional ten states recently passed laws or have laws before their governors allowing access to CBD oils, a non-psychotropic component of marijuana that has proven uniquely effective in managing the epileptic seizures that afflict children with Dravet’s syndrome. New York may well legalize medical marijuana today.

Congressmen Introduce Bills To Aid Legal Marijuana Businesses

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Most Congressman would likely deny having smoked marijuana.  But in the past five months the House of Representatives has seen the introduction of three bills that aim to change the federal tax and legal treatment of marijuana sellers and users. [Read more…]

Congressmen Introduce Bills To Aid Legal Marijuana Businesses

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Most Congressman would likely deny having smoked marijuana.  But in the past five months the House of Representatives has seen the introduction of three bills that aim to change the federal tax and legal treatment of marijuana sellers and users. [Read more…]

Conservatives Fight Marijuana Taxation Despite “Giggle Factor”

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In front of the U.S. Capitol Thursday, two congressmen discussed H.R. 2240, the Small Business Tax Equity Act, a little known bill introduced in June by Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures for marijuana sales conducted in compliance with state law. [Read more…]