Congressional Cannabis Champion Earl Blumenauer Is Going After Anti-Weed Lawmakers – News

Lead photo via Oregon Bureau of Land Management

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is putting a fire under the seats of his weed fearing co-workers.

According to a report from Marijuana Moment, instead of simply funneling campaign funds to cannabis-friendly candidates, Blumenauer will instead go after Washington D.C.’s vocal prohibitionists, using finances from the newly created Cannabis Fund Super PAC to directly target legislators standing in the way of federal marijuana reform.

“I’ve been working to try and give you a better Congress,” Blumenauer told the crowd at a National Cannabis Industry Association event in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday night. “One of the other things we are doing is not just helping friends, but to help people who are against us find something else to do with their time.”

For his first act of electoral influence, Blumenauer will seek to spoil the re-election campaign of Pete Sessions (no relation to Jeff), a Texas Republican who was instrumental in blocking the federal cannabis protections of the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment from the 2018 Congressional budget.

In addition to his role in opening up the country’s legal weed industry…

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