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Entry Title Date
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"The thing is, do we really need that? Do we need to come in the middle of the night looking for marijuana or any kind of drug? Couldn’t we come in the daytime and knock on the door and say: We have a warrant."
H.R. 2028 And H.R. 2029 May 1, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"During consideration of this bill, I offered an amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in the states where it was legal if they so choose. Our veterans should have the same medicines available to them as everyone else, and we should not prohibit VA doctors from consulting with their patients in accordance with their medical training and state law. I am disappointed that my amendment very narrowly failed, but I remain encouraged that we continue to build momentum in this issue, and gained significantly more bipartisan support than last year."
Democracy Is In Great Danger April 23, 2015
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"The second bill I would like to mention today is H.R. 1940. H.R. 1940 was submitted by me yesterday. Basically, I would like to call the attention of my colleagues and the American people to the importance of H.R. 1940. What it does is sets a policy concerning the Federal Government that if a State government has legalized the medical use of marijuana last year—now, we are going to include whatever marijuana laws are on the books of various States—that the State law should be what is respected and not the Federal Government coming in to States and local communities where people have decided that they don’t believe that the police and Federal action and court action should be used against people who use marijuana."
International Corporations Destroying The Patent Rights Of The American People April 22, 2015
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"I would like to end my time tonight talking about one other issue very quickly. Today, I introduced legislation, H.R. 1940, which basically says that the Federal Government shall not interfere in those States that have eliminated the penalties on marijuana use and sales or have allowed the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries."
Small Business Tax Equity Act Of 2015 April 16, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, since California first passed a medical marijuana initiative in 1996, 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have approved medical marijuana programs. An additional 13 states have passed laws allowing for the use of low-THC forms of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. In addition, voters in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska have voted to allow the retail sale and adult use of marijuana."

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