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Medical Marijuana in America

Earlier this year, I wrote to you about marijuana. House committees are moving forward with legislation to resolve the conflict between state-passed marijuana laws and the federal prohibition on marijuana.

As Chairman of the Rules Committee, I look forward to moving those bills to the House floor, where I believe we will have a strong, bipartisan vote. Right now, we need your help. Add your name to support the legalization of medical marijuana at the federal level.

Alongside nearly two-thirds of Americans, I support ending the prohibition of marijuana. Marijuana criminalization has sent hundreds of thousands of nonviolent offenders to prison, ruining lives and shattering families.

  • It’s denied patients access to crucial medication.
  • It’s allowed the Trump administration to threaten a pointless federal crackdown in the states that have already legalized marijuana.
  • It’s wasted billions of dollars in an ill-conceived war on drugs, while forgoing billions more in potential revenue.

Legalizing medical marijuana is a good place to start. Voters across America have agreed: making medical marijuana available is a compassionate choice for people suffering terrible illnesses and painful disabilities.

While Americans in 34 states have access to this treatment option, millions of other Americans do not. Would-be patients are suffering and cannot make medical decisions for themselves. It puts the federal government between patients and their doctors.

Do you support the legalization of medical marijuana nationwide? Add your name.


Posted on September 3, 2019.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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