In today’s hyper-radicalized political environment, there is one thing nearly all Virginians agree on: Doctors should be able to recommend medical cannabis in the Commonwealth.
If you live in Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, you can help protect Virginia’s newly regulated medical cannabis industry with quick action.
Rep. Scott Taylor serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Congress is expected to vote before the August recess on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment for the 2018 budget. This protects state-authorized medical cannabis programs from Department of Justice interference. The amendment was originally passed in 2014 and 2015 as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment but these protections expire September 30th.
This is especially critical to Virginia, as the Commonwealth just signed it’s medical cannabis program into law. Before ever getting off the ground, it could be crippled by federal interference. Congressman Taylor supports states’ rights and common-sense cannabis reform. Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA6), who introduced a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Taylor to end federal marijuana prohibition, said, “‘Virginia is more than capable of handling its own marijuana policy.”
Below is Rep. Taylor’s contact information, and a sample call script.
VA office: 757-364-7650 | DC office: 202-225-4215
“Hello, I am a constituent of Congressman Taylor, zip code 2xxxx. I don’t need a response. I am calling to ask that he ensures state medical cannabis programs are protected from DOJ interference in the base language of the bill. Thank you for your hard work!”
If you are a constituent of Rep. Scott Taylor, voting in Virginia 2nd congressional district, please take five minutes to contact him about this important issue. This is an important issue, both in Virginia and over more than half the country.
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