Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Psychedelic Amendment

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well-known for making headlines, and her most recent action garnering attention is her support of more studies on psychedelic drugs. Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment that would promote future studies on psychedelic substances such as MDMA, psilocybin and ibogaine. The “Amendment to Division A of Rules Committee…

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U.S. Representative Ted Lieu Endorses California Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Today, respected congressman and military veteran U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) announced his support for the statewide ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Lieu has won awards as a military prosecutor, an advisor to U.S. Air…

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United States Representative Earl Blumenauer Calls For New DEA Leadership

Following recent comments by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, calling medical marijuana “a joke,” today on the House floor, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) called for new DEA leadership. To follow are Congressman Blumenauer’s remarks as prepared. Click here to watch his speech. “Chuck Rosenberg, the Acting Administrator…

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US Representative Blumenauer Calls For An End To Failed Marijuana Prohibition

(image via Oregon Cannabis Connection) Today, as representatives from the Oregon Cannabis Association visit Capitol Hill, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) on the House floor called for an end to the federal government’s failed approach of marijuana prohibition. To follow are Congressman Blumenauer’s remarks. Click here to watch his speech. “Mr.…

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Federal Representative Still Feels Federal Marijuana Prohibition Will Be Over By End Of Decade

This last week I attended a reception for Oregon members of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The event took place at one of my favorite venues, the Kennedy School McMenamins location in Portland, Oregon. It’s an old schoolhouse converted into a hotel and bar. For those of you not from…

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Representative Earl Blumenauer And NCIA’s Aaron Smith To Speak At Marijuana Industry Gathering

As Oregon becomes the third state to begin legal retail sales of marijuana, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will join Oregon-based members of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and NCIA executive director Aaron Smith for a reception and federal policy update in Portland on October 14. Rep. Blumenauer and…

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Hear Federal Representative Earl Blumenauer Speak At The Cannabis Creative Conference

I have long admired United States Representative Earl Blumenauer. I am a lifelong Oregonian, and since 1996 I have been very proud to say, and even brag, that Earl Blumenauer is from Oregon. You will be hard pressed to find a federal politician that has stood up for the marijuana…

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