REP. TED LIEU CO-LEADS LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA ON MARIJUANA POLICY

May 26, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (Los Angeles County) has co-led a letter to President Obama asking that the Administration remove marijuana from Schedule I and reassign it to Schedule III or lower, or consider de-scheduling altogether.  The letter also asks the Obama Administration to allow for more marijuana research, permit the Veterans Health Administration clinical staff to discuss medical marijuana treatments, fix the marijuana banking issues, and comply with Rohrabacher-Farr provisions.

“It is far overdue for the Obama Administration to bring an end to a draconian marijuana policy.  Forty-one states have legalized medical cannabis to varying degrees, and four states and the District of Columbia have fully legalized marijuana.  As other states look to legalize this fall, including California, it makes zero sense for marijuana to still be placed on Schedule I, a group which includes dangerous substances such as heroin and LSD.  With a majority of the American public now embracing legalization, I hope the federal government will follow their lead.”

The Full Text of Mr. Lieu’s letter on marijuana policy

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