Support H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act
This bill strictly
focuses on the right of states to adopt policies
on marijuana regulation that are acceptable to
their citizens. It will simply
create an exemption in the Controlled Substances
Act for anyone acting in compliance with state
marijuana laws. Therefore, if an
individual is following state law, he or she
will not be prosecuted and imprisoned by the
prohibition laws have lost popular support among the American people.
A Pew survey this year found
over 60 percent of Americans in
favor of making marijuana legal
for states to tax and regulate
in a manner similar to alcohol.
Our federal government should not be wasting
billions of dollars annually intruding on states
that reform their marijuana prohibition laws in
a manner that is acceptable to their citizens.
Call these general
numbers to be transferred to your member of
switchboard to Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John
of Representatives switchboard: 202-225-3121
Click on the following link if you do not know who your U.S. Representative
is in Congress:
Tips for a
Try and keep your
call to just one or two minutes.
It's important to
clearly state that you are a constituent.
- Look at the
talking points below for tips on what to say.
- Stay on message and try not to bring up other
Request a response.
Say thank you.
Let the ProtectYouth.org Initiative know how
your call went.
E-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your
Follow-Up With Your Representatives
After you call your three representatives in
Congress, be sure to follow-up with a
personalized letter using the above talking
points. Please e-mail us the response that you
receive from your representatives at
. Thank you very
much for your support.
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