The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment should be voted on soon in the House of Representatives. The amendment has been approved in congress multiple times to strip the funding from the Department of Justice that would allow them to pursue state legalized medical marijuana, like what we have here in Florida. The Committee on Rules met yesterday to decide if the House of Representatives would even be able to vote on it, and so a strong medical marijuana advocate, Whoopi Goldberg, elected to get involved in the discussion.
Whoopi Goldberg is a major advocate of medical cannabis and is well known for a column that she wrote, among other things, about her relationship with her medical marijuana vape pens and sipping off of them. She also is a partner in a medical marijuana company called Whoopi and Maya. She is very outspoken and decided to use her mighty pen again to address the bias Jeff Sessions has against marijuana and how people can show congress how they feel about protecting medical marijuana.
Whoopi Goldberg is urging Americans to fight back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ efforts to squash the country’s medical marijuana programs.
“I’m writing to you with an urgent request: that you join me in telling Congress to protect lawful medical marijuana patients and programs from Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” writes the actress, comedian and vocal cannabis advocate in a blog post for NORML.
Actress, comedian and television host Whoopi Goldberg is a vocal cannabis advocate.
Goldberg goes on to recount how, since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills including provisions that “protect those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice.”
The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment states that federal funds cannot be used to keep states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.”
“Thirty states have or are in the process of implementing a lawful market, serving millions of men, women, and children who depend on their medication,” writes Goldberg, the founder of menstrual cannabis products company Whoopi and Maya.
“It is absolutely critical that we ensure these patients can continue to access their medicine.”
Goldberg’s letter concludes by encouraging Americans to take a stand against Sessions and those who wish to put up roadblocks between patients and their medicine.
“Attorney General Sessions and the Department of Justice should not put patients at risk,” she writes. “Stand with me and NORML in our fight to defend medical access to cannabis by writing your elected officials in support of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment today.”