As marijuana prohibition is a 65 year-old creature of the federal government [1], according to the U.S. Supreme Court [2], only the U.S. Congress can amend the 1972 Controlled Substance Act.

Therefore, the ultimate goal for marijuana law reformers is to pass federal legislation that effectively ends marijuana prohibition for responsible adult use.

It is crucial that you, your like-minded friends and family members need to educate yourselves about pending marijuana-related legislation at the federal level. The next course of action is to contact your federally elected officials and effectively lobby them to change America's misguided marijuana laws.

You can do so by checking out NORML's Legislative Alert.

An important part of the legislative process is the committee or subcommittee hearing. When advocating for marijuana law reform, make sure that representatives of NORML are invited to participate and testify.