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Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. More info

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. More info

'N/A' means that the Senator did not have the opportunity to vote on this amendment.

Senators

  • Bill Cassidy (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: B+

    Votes

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    Comments

    "There are specific uses of medical marijuana recognized, such as a treatment for chemotherapy induced nausea. There are drugs which approximate marijuana, but may not be as effective in certain people. Dr. Cassidy is supportive when used for a defined medical purpose and prescribed by the patient's doctor," said Cassidy spokesperson John Cummins.

  • David Vitter (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: F

    Votes

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    Comments

    "Senator David Vitter wrote to Ms. Fournier that he is not in favor of ending the federal prohibition on marijuana."

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Reps

  • Cedric Richmond (D)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Ralph Abraham (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Charles Boustany (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • John Fleming (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Garret Graves (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    Cosponsor

    H.R. 1635: Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
  • Steve Scalise (R)

    LOUISIANA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    Comments

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., posed the question, “Do you support the legalization of marijuana at the federal level?” to constituents. “Congressman Scalise is a staunch conservative who likes to know what his constituents are thinking on issues," Scalise spokesman T.J. Tatum wrote in an email to CQ Roll Call. "Scalise is opposed to the legalization of marijuana because, as noted by law enforcement officials, it is a gateway to more dangerous drugs, but he always appreciates learning the views of the people throughout his district.” 3/15/2015 (Link)

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