Oregon Congressman Releases “Blueprint to Legalize Marijuana” | Canna Law Blog™
Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer, one of Congress’ most vocal marijuana proponents, is the author of an eight-page document, which consists of a step-by-step plan to enact the end of federal cannabis prohibition. Blumenauer’s plan, which he submitted to the Democratic Leader last Wednesday, is to legalize marijuana if the Democrats were to take back control over the House.
In his memo, Blumenauer argues that “democrats should lead the way” in ending cannabis prohibition and in making sure that Congress gets on the same page as the American people and the states on this issue.
Indeed, this year alone, House Republican leaders have prevented the passage of dozens of cannabis-related amendments and have barred every marijuana measure from advancing to a vote. Yet, recent legislative and referendum developments reveal the growing popularity of cannabis. In his memo, Blumenauer cites to polling showing that 69 percent of registered voters support legalizing marijuana.
The Oregon congressman explains that his proposed plan, to which he refers as a “Blueprint to Legalize Marijuana,” would enable a Democratic House to put pressure on the Senate, where support for cannabis reform has been slowly growing with now nearly 20 introduced bills.