Democracy Resources has long supported the safe, adult use of medical and recreational marijuana, and we've gathered signatures across the country to legalize its use.
Unfortunately, Trump administration Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is no friend of legal marijuana and has threatened to take action against states who have voted to legalize.
Because of the threat of federal action against dispensaries and citizens in states where MMJ and recreational pot are legal, Democracy Resources is supporting legislation that will prevent local and state law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the feds or assisting in any way with enforcement actions against state-authorized cannabis activity.
The first state with such legislation currently passing through committee is California, where Assembly Bill 1578, authored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), has recently cleared a committee vote.
It is crucial that this bill or similar bills pass not only in California, but in all states who have legalized or decriminalized recreational and medical marijuana.
Democracy Resources is calling on the California legislature to put AB 1578 to a full floor vote to protect Californians who are operating lawfully under California cannabis laws. We are also asking members of the state legislatures in every state where marijuana is currently legal to draft and vote on similar legislation this year.
Please sign and share our petition below.