Dear Congressman (Fill in last name of Congresspersons),
My name is (your name). I am a medical marijuana patient here in (your town). There is some very important legislation currently stuck in the Commerce and Energy Committee. It is H.R. 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, introduced by Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
Congressional Research Service Summary
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Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act – Transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
Provides that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which marijuana may, under state law, be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use: (1) a physician from prescribing or recommending marijuana for medical use; (2) an individual from obtaining, possessing, transporting, manufacturing, or using marijuana in accordance with such a prescription or recommendation; (3) an individual authorized under state law to do so from obtaining, possessing, transporting, or manufacturing marijuana on an authorized patient’s behalf; (4) a pharmacy or other entity authorized to do so from obtaining, possessing, or distributing marijuana to such patients; or (5) an entity established by such a state or local government thereof to do so from producing, possessing, or distributing marijuana for such a prescription or recommendation
This bipartisan legislation currently has 31 co-sponsors. In order to move this from committee, we need 100 representatives to co-sponsor this. I am asking for you to please help in co-sponsoring H.R. 2835.
Thank you for your time and effort in helping me.