Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently sent a letter to Congress demanding that they stop protecting marijuana patients as they are currently required to do under the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.
This week, it was publicized that Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to Congress demanding that they end protections for medical marijuana patients put forth in the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, currently stops the Department of Justice (DOJ) from funding any sort of prosecution of medical marijuana patients and providers. The issue is that this amendment must now be renewed to remain in effect and get added to the current budget. Sessions is asking that members of Congress stop this from happening.
This is a direct attack by Attorney General Sessions on the Cannabis industry. On the other side of the issue, the CARERS Act was reintroduced to Congress recently. CARERS Act is a groundbreaking bill that would end federal prohibition of medical marijuana, allow states to set their own policies, and protect medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution. It would also remove barriers to perform federally approved marijuana research, and allow veterans to discuss medical marijuana treatment options and receive recommendations from VA physicians in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Currently, thirty states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, have fully legalized medical marijuana, and an additional 15 states allow for a limited form, but Sessions’ war on medical marijuana patients and providers is just beginning. We need to take steps to protect patients’ rights before it’s too late.
Contact your representatives now and urge them to support the CARERS Act.