Tag: federal


We can stop Sessions

Earlier today, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the set of memos that cannabis reformers have counted on to protect the will of the voters in 29 states where cannabis has been legalized for medical or adult use. Sessions has spent his career demonizing marijuana and the people who use it. Now he wields the power of the Department of

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SSDP Tulane Vice President Emma Tuttleman-Kriegler's Experience Lobbying for Marijuana Reform on Capitol Hill

Written by Emma Tuttleman-Kriegler, Vice President of Tulane Students for Sensible Drug Policy. On June 16th, 2013, I brought a simple message to Louisiana’s Senators and Representatives: Let states decide. Alongside more than 50 students from 22 different SSDP chapters, I called on our nation’s elected officials to respect states’ rights and end federal marijuana prohibition.   Strategies Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP) Federal Marijuana Lobby Day

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Announcing SSDP's Federal Marijuana Lobby Day

Our movement faces a critically limited window of time between now and this summer, when the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on an amendment that would seek to curtail DEA enforcement activities in states with legal marijuana markets. Join SSDP for a day of lobbying training, then head to Capitol Hill to make your voice heard. Sunday June 16

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Truth in Trials Act Protects State Medical Marijuana from Federal Prosecution

Please contact your representative and urge them to support the Truth in Trials Act today! Since 1970, the federal government has refused to recognize the medical value of marijuana. Marijuana is still a schedule one substance in their eyes, and so they have the “authority” to enforce their laws, even in medical marijuana states – states who voted for and

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House votes on medical marijuana

In the first Federal vote on medical marijuana in the House since 2007, tonight the House voted 262-163 against the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment (read the full text here). This amendment would have banned the use of Federal funds to prevent States from implementing their own state laws that authorize use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana in the 16 states

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Student Asks Rick Santorum About Sending Non-violent Drug Offenders to Prison

On the Thursday before the New Hampshire Primary Election, an intrepid SSDPer posed newly anointed GOP top tier candidate and well known family man, Rick Santorum, with a family oriented question. The student asked whether Santorum would continue the practice of ripping families apart by sending non-violent drug offenders to prison. You can view the exchange here. Stunned by the intensity

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Action Alert: End the War on Marijuana

Today is a very big day. The first marijuana legalization bill was introduced in Congress this afternoon. H.R. 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, is a bi-partisan bill introduced by Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul that would allow states to legalize and regulate marijuana without federal interference. As a marijuana lobbyist working the halls of Congress, I had

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