Whoopi Goldberg is urging Americans to fight back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to squash the country’s medical marijuana programs.
“I’m writing to you with an urgent request: that you join me in telling Congress to protect lawful medical marijuana patients and programs from Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” writes the actress, comedian and vocal cannabis advocate in a blog post for NORML.
Goldberg goes on to recount how, since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills including provisions that “protect those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice.”
The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment states that federal funds cannot be used to keep states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.”
“Thirty states have or are in the process of implementing a lawful market, serving millions of men, women, and children who depend on their medication,” writes Goldberg, the founder of menstrual cannabis products company Whoopi and Maya.
“It is absolutely critical that we ensure these patients can continue to access their medicine.”
Goldberg’s letter concludes by encouraging Americans to take a stand against Sessions and those who wish to put up roadblocks between patients and their medicine.
“Attorney General Sessions and the Department of Justice should not put patients at risk,” she writes. “Stand with me and NORML in our fight to defend medical access to cannabis by writing your elected officials in support of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment today.”
You can write a letter to Congress here.
h/t NORML Blog