Feb 11

Jared Polis fights the good fight for marijuana

This past week Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) put forth 2 acts of legislation. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act and the Marijuana Tax Equity Act. Yes you read that right. “This legislation doesn't force any state to legalize marijuana, but Colorado and the 18 other jurisdictions that have chosen to allow marijuana for medical or recreational use deserve the certainty of knowing that federal agents won’t raid state-legal businesses,” stated Polis. “Congress should simply allow states to regulate marijuana as they see fit and stop wasting federal tax dollars on the failed drug war.” If looking to expand one's political repertoire on the issue look into the newly authored report “The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy,” co-authored by Rep. Polis and Rep. Blumenauer.