We lost an important vote in Congress. A bipartisan measure that would have eliminated funding for federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they’re legal failed Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), was part of the appropriations bill to fund the Department of Justice for fiscal 2013. It failed 262-163.
Specific amendments aimed at specific problems have been brought before. It’s a good strategy for sorting out where people stand on the issue. This one failed, but 163 people who are suppose to be our leaders have the moxie to call for change. We, who call for change, are in a slow war of attrition against those who would maintain the war on drugs. Their position, the status quo, has failed. Why do we chose to keep repeating failure?
We lost this vote. Our work continues. The full story is at the Huffington Post.
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