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Tagged With: Senator

Tell Senator Fischer: Marijuana Is Not A “Gateway Drug”

Nebraska Senator Debra Fischer has been claiming to her constituents that she opposes marijuana law reform because she believes that it is “a gateway drug to more harmful illicit narcotics.” In fact, the available science concludes just the opposite. Over 60 percent of American adults have tried cannabis, according to data compiled by the US … Continue reading »

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Urge Your Senator To Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

It is rare that NORML and leading marijuana prohibitionist Kevin Sabet see eye to eye on anything. But when Sabet recently called Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions “by far the single most outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization in the U.S. Senate,” we had to agree. Here’s why. Sen. Sessions has a long and consistent record of … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Urge Senator Grassley to Hold Hearing on CARERS Act

Senate legislation, S. 683: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. The senate measure seeks to strengthen statewide medical marijuana protections and impose various changes to federal law. Passage of this measure would permit qualified patients, doctors, … Continue reading »

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Federal: Senator Sanders Introduces Bill To Remove Marijuana From Controlled Substances Act

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation, S 2237, to remove marijuana from the US Federal Controlled Substances Act. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would deschedule cannabis from the CSA, as is alcohol and tobacco. This legislation provides states the power to establish their own marijuana policies and … Continue reading »

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