Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Today, Jeff Sessions decided to come after the people of our state who sell and use legal recreational marijuana. We knew some sort of change would come from this administration, but no one expected a full reversal of the Obama Administration's Cole Memo. Even Republican voters favor marijuana legalization. Before today, there was clarity in the market and it was safe for our legal pot industry to do business. Governor Inslee has spoken out strongly against this move, and we applaud him.

Earlier this year, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, which would remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 list of prohibited drugs, and begin to repair the damage done to minority communities by the war on drugs. Strangely, none of the Senators from legal-pot states have co-sponsored the bill. Let's change that.

Action

Ask our Senators to stand with the American People, and against Jeff Sessions, by co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, and ask our Representatives to introduce a similar House bill.

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

SCRIPT for Senators

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am furious that Jeff Sessions is trying to undermine the will of Washington voters who legalized marijuana in our state. It is time for a legislative solution. I am calling to ask Senator [NAME] to join Senator Booker in co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 (S.1689), which would remove marijuana from Schedule 1, and begin to repair the damage done to minority communities by the war on drugs. Can I count on Senator [NAME] to protect the people of Washington State by co-sponsoring this bill?"

SCRIPT for Representatives

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am furious that Jeff Sessions is trying to undermine the will of Washington voters who legalized marijuana in our state. It is time for a legislative solution. I am calling to ask Representative [NAME] to introduce a bill into the house based on the Senate Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 (S.1689)."

Bonus Action: Thank Governor Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee: 360-902-4111

SCRIPT

Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY, ZIP].  I am furious that Jeff Sessions is trying to undermine the will of Washington voters who legalized marijuana in our state. I want to thank Governor Inslee for standing up for the people of this state against federal interference by the Trump Administration.

Background

Don't forget!

36th Legislative District Town Hall

SATURDAY, 2-2:30 p.m.: Coe Elementary School, 2424 7th Ave W, Seattle 98119
https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/noel-frame/36th-legislative-district-town-hall-to-be-held-january-6/