16 Democratic House Members led by Sam Farr, along with 3 Republicans including Ron Paul, have introduced HR 6134 , the “Truth In Trials Act”
This simple bill would finally allow those facing federal charges for medical marijuana to present evidence in court that they were operating in compliana with their states laws.
As much as it may sound like a trip down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, those currently facing federal charges are forbidden from even mentioning in court that there actions were legal under the laws of the state where they reside.
I would especially urge those with Republican representatives to contact them- and remind them that it is the GOP who routinely screams loudest about “states rights”…at least when they are trying to push one of their agendas.
And remind them that the Obama administration, including attorney general Eric Holder have said the federal government would not persue prosecutions related to medical marijuana in cases where people where in compliance with state laws. But that various federal attorneys around the country are continuing to persue their own personal beliefs with prosecutions, as are some higher ups in the IRS.
And remember- this bill will be even more important if Mitt Romney is elected president, as he has no sympathy whatsover for medical marijuana.