House of Representatives to Consider Medical Cannabis Legislation!

April 22, 2008

NORML is pleased to announce that Representative Ron Paul and Representative Barney Frank have introduced H.R. 5842, the “Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act”, which seeks to enact legal protections for authorized medical marijuana patients, in the House of Representatives. Now is the time to contact your House member and urge him or her to support this important legislation.

H.R. 5842 will help to ensure that medical marijuana patients in those states where medical cannabis legislation has been approved will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from federal law enforcement agencies. However, this proposal will only receive serious consideration if your elected officials hear an unmistakable message of support from their constituents.

Currently, twelve states — Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington — have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. It’s time that we allowed our unique federalist system to work the way it was intended, and permit these states’ citizens and their representatives to enact laws permitting the medical use of cannabis, free from federal interference.

Please take two minutes of your time today to contact your House member and tell him or her to support this important measure.  For your convenience, a prewritten letter will be sent to your representatives when you enter your zip code below.

Thank you for your support of NORML and our efforts to enact medical marijuana reform in the United States.

Ron Fisher
NORML Outreach Coordinator