Twenty-eight states recreational or medicinal use is allowed, with that being said some sort of representation is needed. In a Press Conference this past Thursday, A bipartisan group of four lawmakers joined forces to created what today we call The Congressional Cannabis Caucus, aimed at reconciling federal regulations banning marijuana with states’ laws.
Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (CA), Earl Blumenauer (OR) Don Young (AK), and Jared Polis (CO) announced the new caucus, the first of its kind (obviously). The Goal of the caucus is to; “discuss, learn and work together to establish a better and more rational approach to federal cannabis policy”.
The Prohibition of Cannabis has been a complete and utter failure. Americans across our nation are demanding a more sensible approach. Since the November elections federal laws are out of touch with 44 states. The time to come together and make the government get in sync (for lack of better term) with the will of the American people. The people have spoken and if the changes that Americans want takes place, even the societal view of marijuana smokers changes, a conscious shift, as to the stereotype viewed today. Americans will live better lives, its better for the country, better ecologically and economically, Cannabis promises a win win situation for all in question.
In a Joint statement the Marijuana Advocacy groups are pleased about the statement, The Marijuana Policy Project. The Drug Policy Alliance, The National Cannabis Industry Association The National Organization for the Reform Of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and others commended the lawmakers for leading the charge on cannabis policy and said they look forward to working with the caucus members.
The Establishment of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus will allow members form both parties who represent diverse constituents from around the country to join together for the purpose of advancing sensible cannabis policy reform.
The statement reads “The formation of this Caucus is a testament to how far our country has come on the issue of a cannabis policy, there is a growing consensus that cannabis prohibition has failed, and it is time for a more sensible approach”.
I must say it is a forward movement, desperately needed, In this nation not only will it decriminalize the Cannabis but it will decriminalize the people that use it.