Congressional Scorecard - Marijuana

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  1. Frogleg

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    Here's where our Congressmen fall on the Marijuana Spectrum:

    Senators:

    Bill Cassidy - B+
    Votes
    (Dr Cassidy has a very good track record voting for Medical Cannabis Legalization)
    Daines/Merkley Amendment (2016) Yes
    Mikulski Amendment (2016) Yes
    Merkley Amendment (2016) Yes
    Daines/Merkley Amendment (2015) Yes
    Mikulski Amendment (2015) Yes
    Merkley Amendment (2015)

    John Neely Kennedy - F
    Strongly opposes legalizing Marijuana in any form. He's a Session's reefer madness 20th century minion.

    Reps:

    Cedric Richmond - B

    (Good voting track record for legalizing cannabis)

    Votes

    Veterans Equal Access Amendment (2016) Yes
    McClintock/Polis Amendment (2015) Yes
    Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment (2015) Yes
    Veterans Equal Access Amendment (2015) Yes

    Ralph Abraham - F
    Garrett Graves - F
    Steve Scalise - F


    All voted as follows:
    Votes:
    Veterans Equal Access Amendment (2016) No
    McClintock/Polis Amendment (2015) No
    Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment (2015) No
    Veterans Equal Access Amendment (2015) No

    Mike Johnson - F

    Mike Johnson voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) - SB 271 - Expands Eligibility for Medical Marijuana
    Mike Johnson voted Nay (Passage) - HB 149 - Reduced Penalties for Marijuana Possession
    Clay Higgins - F (Stated he opposed legal Cannabis)

    So, in summary, looks like Louisiana has a huge delegation of Jeff Session's reefer madness minions: (or, Staunch, i'll tell you how to live your life Conservatives)

    Ralph Abraham - F
    Garrett Graves - F
    Steve Scalise - F
    Mike Johnson - F
    Clay Higgins -F
    John Neely Kennedy - F

    Except for Senator Kennedy, every other Session's minion can be voted out of office this year. Ideally, i'll be looking for 'Libertarian' Republicans in the mold of Rand Paul to support. But any upgrade will do, even Democrats.
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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  3. Frogleg

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    So let's hope Connor Lamb defeats Rick Saccone, who's obviously a lap dog of Big Pharma...it's neck and neck in a district that went +20% for Trump.

    http://www.politicspa.com/lamb-saccone-debate-for-first-time/86551/
    The candidates differed on medical marijuana, which began being sold in Pennsylvania late last week.

    Saccone, who voted against the bill in Pennsylvania, argued against its use saying that “the experts [at Congressional hearings] told us that the science says the medical marijuana is not helping in the way that they think. In many ways, if they’re young people, it could actually hurt them.”

    Lamb supported allowing states to allow medical marijuana without interference from the federal government.

    “I don’t believe that any child or parent should be afraid of prosecution if they are following the advice of their doctor. That’s what’s happening here. Many doctors have told me that these oils that come from cannabis are every useful and they’re often much cheaper than more expensive prescription drugs. So, I would like to see the research continue, well regulated sale and distribution of these drugs,” Lamb said.
     
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    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Got your wish. Lamb is now the Lion.
     
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    I get it that the "trump won the district" line is good media buzz, but the reality of these races are not that simple. The GOP have offered some bad candidates in some of these. Lamb had a number of conservative centrist policies he ran on. If more people had the model, the country would be better off. In fact, I would call Lamb a clear cut moderate.
     
  6. Frogleg

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    True. Republicans should 'weed' out the old-school, hard-core social conservatives. And Democrats should get away from socialist wackos. I'll support & vote for who (whom?) ever respects the most individual rights, stays out of my living room and bedroom, and takes less of my hard earned money.
     
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    As long as they support our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
     
  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I’d trade some gun rights for legal weed. I’d concede abortion too. Fuck what do I care I can’t have one. As far as the guns mine just sit in a closet. I’ve never had to use one, hope I never do, but I would definitely concede some gun rights for legal weed.
     
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    This is the kind of stuff that pisses Big Pharma off...their political minions(Jeff Sessions, & (add every congressmen that routinely votes against legal cannabis) are going into action like the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz.

    http://blog.norml.org/2018/04/02/st...iated-with-reduced-opioid-prescribing-trends/

    Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends
    • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy DirectorApril 2, 2018
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      [​IMG]The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
      ...
     
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