Watch This: Congressmen Discuss Federal Cannabis Policy, Jeff SessionsLeafly StaffJuly 19, 2017
On Tuesday, four Congressional representatives—who represent both Democrats and Republicans and who hail from four states with drastically different cannabis laws—sat down for what was billed as an “open conversation about marijuana policy.” Over the course of about half an hour, they discussed the growing support for legalization, the threat of a federal crackdown by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration, and the need for Congress to update federal cannabis laws. The event was broadcast live on Facebook, and the representatives finished by taking questions from viewers.
Here’s the complete video:
The participants were:
- Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
- Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
- Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA)
- Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)
Jaclyn Finkel, executive director of Texas NORML, moderated the conversation.
Perhaps the most important takeaway of the talk was this: Contact your congressional representatives and encourage them to support protecting state cannabis laws! (Not sure who those people are? Use this handy tool to find out.)