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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Local Control For Local Law November 14, 2014
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"The Members who stood with me yesterday were Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, which has approved a ballot initiative just this past election day, that legalized small amounts of marijuana; Representative Jared Polis of Colorado, his was the first State to legalize small amounts of marijuana; and Dana Rohrabacher of California, who is perhaps the recognized leader in the House of Representatives and in the country for reform of marijuana laws."
In Recognition Of James Vincent Tasa November 14, 2014
Jackie Speier, D-CA
"During his three decades with the police department, Jim has witnessed many memorable moments. One of them is without a doubt the afternoon of August 19, 2011. He accompanied Mayor Mary Ann Nihart and other city officials on a mayor’s walk on Palmetto Avenue to meet local business owners. Towards the end of the walk, they opened the door of a “flower shop” and were met by an unmistakable aroma—the flower shop was a medical marijuana dispensary. Jim had to deliver the bad news to the owner that he had a false license and therefore needed to shut his flower shop."
Marijuana Legalization November 13, 2014
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, there were many close elections across America last week, but there was one clear winner: ending our failed prohibition on marijuana and instead legalizing, regulating, and taxing adult use."
D.C. Asks Congress To Respect Their Local Marijuana Initiative November 13, 2014
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, thank you to the two Democratic Representatives, Blumenauer and Polis, and Republican Representative Rohrabacher who stood with the District of Columbia for letting our marijuana reform bill stand today."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions September 17, 2014
Rob Portman, R-OH
"It starts with prevention and education. Why? Because we know that approach can work. Obviously, it is the most effective way to deal with this, to keep you from getting into the addiction in the first place. Nearly 20 years ago I joined with leaders around southwest Ohio to form what is called the Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati. I was here in the Congress on the House side. A constituent came to me and said her son had just died from an overdose of smoking marijuana and huffing gasoline. I was ready for her. I had all the statistics as to what we were doing at the Federal level in terms of eradicating crops in places like Colombia, interdicting drugs, prosecuting people, trying to stop the flow of drugs into this country."

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