The Marijuana Policy Project is collecting signatures in an effort to support HB 1523, the Support State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013.
This is important for a number of reasons.It protects you! Currently, anyone in the U.S. in possession of marijuana is subject to the Controlled Substances Act. This means even though you may possess marijuana lawfully under state law, federal law does not allow it and you could be prosecuted. This Act would prevent the federal government from prosecuting someone who is acting in accordance with state law. Cannabis businesses acting under state law and following Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division regulations are not lawful under federal regulations. Owners, operators, employees and customers are subject to prosecution under federal law, even though the regulated cannabis industry has been lawful in Colorado since 2000. This Act would keep your dispensary owners, operators and employees safe from federal