The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.
You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws.
But those provisions are set to expire on September 30 — just 24 days from now.
Last month, a federal court sided with us — and against the DEA — in deciding that the amendment does what it says: The Department of Justice can’t spend any money to prosecute people for activity that’s in compliance with state medical cannabis laws.
But the court issued our movement and the patients who benefit from our work a dire warning:
"DOJ is currently prohibited from spending funds…for prosecutions of those who complied with state law. But Congress could appropriate funds for such prosecutions tomorrow."
The annual funding bill that contains the medical marijuana provision is set to expire at the end of this month, and we need to make sure Congress includes language protecting people who rely on medical marijuana in next year’s bill, too.
Medical marijuana patients are counting on you. Will you step up and ask your legislators to do the right thing?
Thanks for all that you do.
Founder and Chairman