The Hinchey Amendment: Medical Marijuana Back In Congress

This summer Congress will be voting on the Hinchey Amendment. The bill would stop federal tax dollars from being used to arrest patients who use medical marijuana. Last year the Hinchey Amendment received 165 votes, short of the 218 needed for the bill to pass the House of Representatives.

HR 5843 would decriminalize possession of 100 grams or less of marijuana. It is important to find out how your representative voted last year on the Hinchey Amendment: If you don't know who your representative is, you can find out here:

Give your representative a call and ask them if they understand that patients who use marijuana at their doctors' recommendation and in accordance with state law, are still being arrested by the DEA and denied the right to speak about medical marijuana during railroading trials.

To learn more about these amendments, visit Marijuana Policy Project.