US Congress forced to examine marijuana legislation if one more state passes medical marijuana
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If we ask President Barack Obama what the federal government’s response to marijuana is, he answers us on his web site, “In enacting the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. As with state medical marijuana laws, it is important to note that Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that the illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a serious crime.

We can fault Congress for inaction in addressing medical marijuana on a Federal level according to Obama. This stance would assume that the majority of US Congress men and women oppose medical marijuana, does this reflect their constituents attitudes?

STATE WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA# OF REPRESENTATIVES
Alaska1
Arizona9
California53
Colorado7
Connecticut5
Delaware1
Hawaii2
Illinois18
Maine2
Maryland8
Massachusetts9
Michigan14
Montana1
New Hampshire2
Nevada4
New Jersey12
New Mexico3
New York27
Oregon5
Rhode Island2
Vermont1
Washington10
Washington DC0
Number of Votes:196
Percentage of Congress:45%

If a few more states, or just one of the following states passes medical marijuana legislation, medical marijuana will become the norm and not the exception, and we should expect congressional action, assuming that America is in fact a representative democracy.

    • Florida
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Texas
Dan Drevin
Dan Drevin
Patient advocate and I also run a financial services advisory firm in Metro Detroit.

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  1. […] If a few more states, or just one of the following states passes medical marijuana legislation, medical marijuana will become the norm and not the exception, and we should expect congressional action, assuming that America is in fact a representative democracy. – <a href=”https://marijuanapatients.org/congress-supports-medical-marijuana-action”>source</a&&#8230;; […]

  2. […] 2014, the Marijuana Patient’s Organization wrote an article that tallied the number of states that have already legalized medical marijuana, and how the US […]

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