Oregon congressman starts pro-marijuana PAC

There’s a new political action committee dedicated to defeating members of Congress who cast votes against marijuana, a development that could aid MJ businesses through the passage of pro-cannabis legislation.

The new PAC is dubbed the Cannabis Fund, and it was founded by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the Statesman Journal reported.

The Democrat already has a “first target” in mind, according to the Salem, Oregon, newspaper: Texas Republican Pete Sessions, who helped put up roadblocks earlier this year when it came time to renew the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment.

Even though the Cannabis Fund had raised only $2,000 through June – a pittance in terms of political spending – Blumenauer told a cannabis business conference last month he intends to pay for billboards in Sessions’ district.

The signs will attack Sessions for anti-medical cannabis moves, including the Texan’s opposition to an amendment that would have allowed military vets to obtain MMJ through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“I want to see even more pro-cannabis candidates elected to Congress and continue the wave of reforms happening at the state level,” Blumenauer told the Statesman Journal.

“And we want to make clear that there are consequences for those elected officials opposing what a majority of the public supports,”

9 comments on “Oregon congressman starts pro-marijuana PAC
  1. Lance Brofman on

    When the Republican tax plan which massively shifts the tax burden away from the rich, and also disallows deductions for state and local income tax passes, all of the states with income taxes will be scrambling for revenue. Cannabis will be the obvious short-term answer.

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  2. James Pardieck on

    I commend Rep. Blumenauer for starting this PAC. Please tell me how I can contribute and I’ll recommend the various advocate groups mobilize their members to do the same. Politicians like the Governor of Maine should be defeated for flaunting the will of the Maine citizens.

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    • Dale Willard on

      I commend Rep. Blumenauer for starting this PAC. Please tell me how I can contribute and I’ll recommend the various advocate groups mobilize their members to do the same. Politicians like the Governor of Maine should be defeated for flaunting the will of the Maine citizens. THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL !!

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  3. Scott Dalsbo on

    Sign me up!
    I’d be more than happy to support this in any way so we can defeat politicians that oppose legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana use.

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  4. david nelson on

    hou-rah about time someone wi8th politicial clout helps usthe magority of people want this change the old ideas are dead up with the new world order!

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