Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana, now onto the Senate
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Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana, now onto the Senate

This action by the Congress highlights the growing power of our movement and the work of NORML leaders and activists all around the country. Thank you for your continued activism

For the second time in history, the House of Representatives by voice vote on July 30, 2020 approved legislative language restricting the Department of Justice from interfering with the tens of millions of consumers and businesses operating in legal marijuana states.

Named the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment, this bipartisan proposal’s final vote total was 254 to 163, with 97% of the Democratic caucus (222 of 228) and 16% of the Republican caucus (31 of 188) in favor.

In Wisconsin, the vote for this amendment was straight down party lines with Republicans Gallagher, Grothman, Sensenbrenner and Tiffany all voting NO, while Democrats Kind, Moore and Pocan all voted YES.

Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long failed experiment with marijuana prohibition. It is our time to make our voices heard in the halls of Congress.

Now, we must shift our focus to the Senate and ensure that they do not move to strip out these hard-fought protections (again).

You can send a message to your Senators in support of protecting this amendment in just a few clicks.