As founder of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) is one the biggest champions of cannabis legalization in Congress and is leading the charge to end cannabis prohibition across the nation. He started this fight as a young state legislator more than 40 years ago. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, he has led the legislative efforts to ensure safe access for medical cannabis patients, and changes in the law so that the cannabis industry can flourish as legitimate taxed and regulated businesses. Blumenauer is also fighting for restorative justice and industry inclusion for communities of color most impacted by the failed war on drugs. His blueprint for cannabis legalization outlines a role that every congressional committee can play in modernizing federal cannabis laws.
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