Friday, October 28, 2011

Congressional letter to Obama criticizing MMJ Crackdown

Washington, DC Oct 28th -  Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) and several 
colleagues have sent a letter to President Obama expressing their 
concern about the recent DOJ crackdown on MMJ and calling for 
rescheduling or legislation to change federal policy.  The letter is 
co-signed by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Bob Filner (D-CA), Lynn 
Woolsey (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Pete Stark (D-
CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA)
The letter concludes, "Medical cannabis has been and continues to 
be recommended by physicians to alleviate a  number of serious 
illnesses and medical conditions.. .During your presidential campaign, 
you repeatedly pledged to end federal raids against the individuals 
and collectives authorized by state law to use or provide medical 
cannabis, giving hope to patients who legitimately use medical 
cannabis to treat their conditions that their long struggle to safely 
access their medicine was finally over.  By pursuing the same harsh 
policies that have been in place for years, we fear the federal 
government will push legitimate patients back into the uncertainty and 
danger of the illicit market.
"For these reasons, it is more urgent now than ever to reschedule 
marijuana as a legitimate controlled substance for medical purposes.  
Classifying marijuana as a Schedule II or III drug will have the 
effect of harmonizing federal law with the laws for several states, 
such as California.  No longer should the federal government's laws 
supersede the wishes of local citizens who have decided that their 
fellow neighbors ought to have the right to legitimately use medical 
"We respectfully request that your administration reschedule 
marijuana as a Schedule II or III drug administratively, or publicly 
support the adoption of legislation that would change federal statues 
to achieve this same goal.  One such proposal, HR 1983, the States' 
Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, which was introduced by 
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) earlier this year, would do just 
this.  Changing federal marijuana policy through legitimate 
administrative channels or Congressional action will give countless 
patients and their physicians the respect they deserve and will clear 
up any ambiguity as what the legitimate role of the federal government 
in this arena."


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