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Wed May 28, 2014, 01:59 PM

update: IT PASSED!! ALERT: House to Vote on Medical Marijuana Amendment This Week!

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2014/may/27/alert_house_vote_medical_marijua

Possibly as soon as Thursday! Please contact your Representative if you would like to indicate your support. Here's a link to find your rep - http://www.house.gov/

...The US House of Representatives will vote on an amendment that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. Though similar amendments have been offered in the past, this year it is being offered by 10 sponsors -- five Republicans and five Democrats -- and several weeks ago a different medical marijuana amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to discuss it with their patients got 195 yes votes. There is a better chance than ever that this could pass, and we can certainly get closer and advance the issue -- if you take action.

Link to an online message here (via Stop the Drug War.org).

I posted this yesterday in the Drug Policy forum - cross-posting here, today, for those who want to support sensible policy on this issue.

...or, in the words of someone on DU long ago, CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE RIGHT FREAKIN' NOW!

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Reply update: IT PASSED!! ALERT: House to Vote on Medical Marijuana Amendment This Week! (Original post)
RainDog May 2014 OP
RainDog May 2014 #1
RainDog May 2014 #2
Comrade Grumpy May 2014 #3
RainDog May 2014 #6
53tammy May 2014 #4
RainDog May 2014 #5
RainDog May 2014 #7
Tsiyu May 2014 #8
RainDog May 2014 #9
Tsiyu May 2014 #14
RainDog May 2014 #18
Tsiyu May 2014 #19
RainDog May 2014 #20
Tsiyu May 2014 #24
RainDog May 2014 #26
Sissyk May 2014 #10
RainDog May 2014 #15
53tammy May 2014 #11
babydollhead May 2014 #12
RainDog May 2014 #16
Uncle Joe May 2014 #13
RainDog May 2014 #17
Uncle Joe May 2014 #21
Logical May 2014 #22
RainDog May 2014 #23
Logical May 2014 #30
RainDog May 2014 #25
Uncle Joe May 2014 #27
ChisolmTrailDem May 2014 #28
53tammy May 2014 #29
RainDog May 2014 #31

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 02:56 PM

1. kick

please help me kick this link today!

thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 04:14 PM

2. Link to find out how your Representative voted


Find out how your Representative voted on marijuana legislation this week.

Here's link to information concerning a prior bill to allow doctors to discuss medical marijuana with veterans - http://www.mpp.org/states/federal/tell-congress-to-end-medical.html

The Marijuana Policy Project will also be posting the results of the vote THIS WEEK on defunding federal interference in medical marijuana laws in the 20 states and DC that have enacted them.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 04:17 PM

3. Call now. This vote should happen tomorrow.

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)

Wed May 28, 2014, 07:05 PM

6. thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 04:18 PM

4. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

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Response to 53tammy (Reply #4)

Wed May 28, 2014, 06:02 PM

5. thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 08:56 PM

7. another kick!

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Response to RainDog (Reply #7)

Wed May 28, 2014, 08:58 PM

8. kick




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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #8)

Wed May 28, 2014, 10:50 PM

9. thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Reply #9)

Thu May 29, 2014, 01:06 AM

14. You are welcome

to another kick!



It's about time the lawmakers make some sane laws









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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #14)

Thu May 29, 2014, 01:03 PM

18. another thank you

kick!

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Response to RainDog (Reply #18)

Thu May 29, 2014, 05:58 PM

19. Another kick :-)

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #19)

Fri May 30, 2014, 12:24 AM

20. here's a gif for that kick

you deserve a back rub after all that kicking....

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Response to RainDog (Reply #20)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:03 AM

24. Ooohhh dat feels so good!!!!




I'm ready fer more kickin, yesiree!!!




Call your congress person for the sick, the hurting and all who benefit from this botanical medicine.


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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #24)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:25 AM

26. Just got the news - it passed!!! n/t

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 10:58 PM

10. Thanks for posting this, RainDog!

I don't smoke it recreationally, but I know someone that has a disease that there is no help for or no cure for that is in terrible pain. I will be calling my Representatives for this in the a.m.

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Response to Sissyk (Reply #10)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:06 AM

15. thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed May 28, 2014, 11:01 PM

11. Vote Medical Marijuana 2014 2014 Congressional Scorecard

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 12:51 AM

12. kick

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Response to babydollhead (Reply #12)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:07 AM

16. thank you!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 01:00 AM

13. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the headsup, RainDog.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #13)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:07 AM

17. thank you, Uncle Joe

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Response to RainDog (Reply #17)

Fri May 30, 2014, 12:32 AM

21. Rock on, Raindog.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 12:37 AM

22. Not a chance in hell! nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #22)

Fri May 30, 2014, 12:58 AM

23. wha? you calling your representative, or the amendment?

It seems to me it's a sensible fiscal measure to stop giving money to the Dept. of Justice to prosecute medical marijuana states when such laws have existed in a few of them since the late 1990s, and more and more states are coming on board for this issue.

I can very well imagine this would happen because Sanjay Gupta made the face of medical marijuana a little girl named Charlotte, who suffers from Dravet's Syndrome Epilespy. People saw the positive change in that child, and others - and entire families have picked up and moved to live where their children can use something as a medicine that's safer than any pharmaceutical.

To me, it would be the height of foolishness to give money to support arrests for parents of children with epilepsy - but, hey, Congress has done a lot of foolish things. Hope they get this one right.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #23)

Fri May 30, 2014, 10:01 AM

30. I agree with you 100%, I just think the house will not support it. nt

 

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Response to RainDog (Reply #25)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:29 AM

27. It sure did!



http://blog.norml.org/2014/05/30/us-house-votes-to-prohibit-doj-from-interfering-with-state-medical-marijuana-or-industrial-hemp-programs/

US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs


After a long debate and vote process that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189 vote to restrict the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer funds to interfere in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs.

This measure was co-sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Reps. Rohrabacher (R-Calf.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Steve Stockman (R-Texas), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).

“It would be hard to overstate the importance of tonight’s vote,” said NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri, “Approval of this amendment is a resounding victory for basic compassion and common sense.”

The House also approved amendments that prohibit the DOJ and DEA from using funds to interfere with state sanctioned industrial hemp cultivation.



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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:39 AM

28. Woooooo-hooooooo!

 



And....like, WTF??

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 06:50 AM

29. FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 258

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Response to 53tammy (Reply #29)

Fri May 30, 2014, 11:40 AM

31. Thanks for posting this!

nice to hear some good news on this issue.

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