Federal Law vs. State Law

As I write this, 23 states and the Disctrict of Columbia have legalized some form of medical marijuana, the U.S. territory of Guam has legalized medical marijuana, and 4 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. This adds up to millions of people who are using cannabis in ways that are legal and in compliance with their state laws. Nonetheless, marijuana is still illegal and classified as a Schedule I substance at the federal level. Hence, we also have millions of people who are currently in violation of federal law, and this is not a sustainable situation. It is not right that businesses and individuals who are complying with the laws of their state should have to fear harrassment or arrest by the federal government. It's not right for individuals who are trying to do the right thing to be caught in the middle of this conflict between federal and state laws. It's time to let our political leaders know that things need to change. Thus, use the links below to contact your representatives in Washington, D. C.

Also, use these links to make donations to organizations that are helping to change laws.

NOTE: More recently, Congress passed a budget that contained an amendment prohibiting the Department of Justice and the DEA from using their funds to interefere with state laws that permit medical marijuana. This is a step in the right direction, but realize that this amendment is only in effect for about a year, the lifespan of the current budget legislation.