We are incredibly excited about the passage of Prop 207 on November 3rd and certainly enjoyed riding the green wave of legalization on election night. However, there is MORE work to be done. While we have legalized for the responsible use of adult cannabis in Arizona, the dichotomy still exists between more liberal state marijuana laws and federal prohibition. The MORE Act deschedules marijuana at the federal level and will allow states the autonomy to create their own marijuana laws without any fear of federal interference or crackdown.
The MORE Act not only removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act but also provides for significant changes relative to marijuana policy at the federal level. It will allow physicians affiliated with the Veterans Administration to make medical marijuana recommendation to qualifying veterans who live in states that have legalized for either medicinal, adult-use or both. The MORE Act also provides incentives to encourage states to move forward with expungement policies that will eliminate the deleterious consequences that have plagued those with with low-level marijuana convictions in the past. Lastly, the MORE Act will permit the Small Business Administration to support businesses and entrepreneurs who seek entrance into the emerging legal cannabis industry.
You can contact your representative in Congress to urge them to support and vote YES on the MORE Act by sending them a letter using this template.
We were able to pass Prop 207 with an historic margin of victory on November 3rd. Let’s get MORE done by working to get the MORE Act passed in Congress this December!
Right now in Arizona, the following representatives have already co-sponsored the MORE Act: Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, Congressman Grijalva and Congressman Gallego. We’d certainly enjoy seeing Congressman O’Halleran on board as well. So…let’s flood congress with MORE letters to get the MORE Act passed!
Thank you so much for your engagement and willingness to send a letter to your representative!