Category Archives: US Congress

Bipartisan push for medical marijuana

Virginia Congressional Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Ninth District) has joined a group urging President Obama to promote medical marijuana research.

A bipartisan group of congressional representatives and senators sent a letter to President Obama Friday urging him to facilitate medical research on marijuana.

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Ninth District) was one of the group, saying marijuana’s medicinal benefits need more attention and study.

Legitimate Use Of Medicinal Marijuana Act

H. R. 4498 To provide for the legitimate use of medicinal marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.

While we realize that this bill is dead, we wanted to post about it as a measure of support for US House of Representatives member Morgan Griffith, who introduced this bill to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II and allow doctors to prescribe in states where medical marijuana is legal, such as Virginia.

Rep. Griffith was re-elected this November with 72% of the vote. We should encourage him to put HR 4498 back on the docket for this upcoming House session.

Va. Rep. Griffith introduces federal ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’ (WaPo)