|Dana Rohrbacher, (R-CA) Basically Says, "Back off of the patients and dispensaries, FED's..."|
Dana Rohrbacher, (R-CA) has undertaken the ongoing fight to keep the Federal government away from State legal dispensaries, patients and grow fields. His proposed bill, HR 1523, "Respect State Marijuana Laws Act" was brought before Congress by a bipartisan coalition including Rohrbacher and two other Republicans and three Democrats. In a prepared statement, Rohrbacher said,
"This bipartisan bill represents a common-sense approach that establishes federal government respect for all states' marijuana laws...It does so by keeping the federal government out of the business of criminalizing marijuana activities in states that don't want it to be criminal."
In addition to the "Respect State Marijuana Laws Act", several other bills have been proposed on this very topic. They include:
House Resolution 499: The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013
House Bill 689: the States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act
Senate Bill 359: the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013