It's Time for Congress to Pass Federal Marijuana Reform!
Introduced by U.S. Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC), the States Reform Act promises to fix some of the mixed signals coming out of Washington, D.C. regarding federal marijuana policy. As Rep. Mace points out in her press release on the bill (House Bill 5977), 47 states have some type of legal cannabis program, for recreational use or medical use. That means only three states in the entire country have no form of legalized marijuana.
According to Rep. Mace, the States Reform Act would "remove cannabis from Schedule I in a manner consistent with the rights of states to determine what level of cannabis reform each state already has, or not." If passed, it would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and give states control over cannabis laws and regulations. Rep. Mace emphasized the bill was about "state sovereignty."
To take action on this bill, please use FPC's constituent outreach tool on this page to encourage your specific federal legislators to support the States Reform Act. The introduction of this legislation has garnered several major news headlines recently, and by taking action we can ensure that this bill won't simply fade away into oblivion. FPC has drafted a sample email for you to review, edit and personalize how you see fit prior to sending it off. So take some time today and reach out to your elected officials in D.C. about this bill promoting states' rights!