Pledging
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  • DRUNK DRIVING
  • MARIJUANA
  • DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT
Winning Issue » MARIJUANA


Colorado and Washington have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana and most believe other states are about to follow. Recent surveys have found that 54% of Americans now feel marijuana should be legalized, an increase from 12% in 1969. Additionally, nearly 75% feel that efforts to enforce anti-marihuana laws are more costly than beneficial. Marijuana supporters claim alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug use kills at least 500,000 Americans each year, but no deaths have been directly attributed to marijuana use. They say it is a waste of humanity and resources to incarcerate so many non-violent offenders. They also claim that political pressure, not medical research, caused this drug to be outlawed in 1936. Health advocates claim marijuana use benefits glaucoma patients and relieves the pain of people suffering from cancer and other illnesses. Our pharmaceutical industry must see some truth in this claim since, besides law enforcement, it is one of the strongest forces opposing legalization. Some marijuana opponents claim legalizing marijuana will act as a gateway to the use of dangerous drugs. However, this claim has been refuted by numerous medical studies and only one in three Americans believe this is a real concern.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.1013 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current marijuana policy and wish to defeat H.R.1013 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support directing the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act; prohibiting shipping or transporting marijuana from any place outside a jurisdiction of the United States into such a jurisdiction in which its possession, use, or sale is prohibited; setting forth procedures for the issuance and revocation by the Secretary of the Treasury of permits for importing, shipping or selling in interstate or foreign commerce, purchasing for resale, producing, packaging, or warehousing marijuana; prohibiting any person from engaging in such conduct without a permit, subject to a $1,000 fine and/or a $500 payment, and wish to pass H.R.1013 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support directing the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act; prohibiting shipping or transporting marijuana from any place outside a jurisdiction of the United States into such a jurisdiction in which its possession, use, or sale is prohibited; setting forth procedures for the issuance and revocation by the Secretary of the Treasury of permits for importing, shipping or selling in interstate or foreign commerce, purchasing for resale, producing, packaging, or warehousing marijuana; prohibiting any person from engaging in such conduct without a permit, subject to a $1,000 fine and/or a $500 payment, and wish to pass H.R.1013 - Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
February 20, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
March 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Begins
February 27, 2020


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