House Resolution 372, a "sense of the house" resolution which would proclaim Congress' adamant opposition to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use, will not be voted on this week, as was originally scheduled. Instead, lawmakers have put off the vote until sometime after they return from spring recess on April 21.
Many DRCNet subscribers wrote to their representatives in response to our Alert, which can be found at http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/3-18-1.html. If you have not yet done so, you now have almost another month to voice opposition. The resolution itself is laden with misinformation and circular reasoning. You can read it online, on the web site of the Marijuana Policy Project at http://www.mpp.org/HRes372.html. You might also want to take this opportunity to pay a visit to your Congressional representative while he or she is at their home office during this recess. Personal visits are the most effective way to get your rep's attention. If you do, please drop us a note to let us know how it went at [email protected] and thanks for making a difference!
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Issue #35, 3/27/98
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