Seth Rogen & Sarah Silverman Team Up With Cannabis Companies to Pressure Senator Action for Legalization
by Christopher Wright
Credit: Kyle Jaeger, marijuanamoment.net
A campaign was launched Tuesday encouraging voters to raise their voices to senators in demand that they take action on federally legalizing marijuana. Cannabis In Common is flooding the internet. The campaign was launched on Tuesday by celebrities Seth Rogen & Sarah Silverman in conjunction with many other organizations in support of marijuana legalization to encourage U.S. citizens to stand up!
Cannabis businesses that are partnering in the campaign will be initiating actions within their companies to motivate their consumers to reach out to their lawmakers and request that they consider the dire need for cannabis legalization. Pre-written letter submissions to law officials are publicly encouraged.
Rogen commented on U.S. citizens' ability to actually agree on something for once, “and that something is weed”, he further commented on our Politicians inability to agree on anything. The Senate will soon be considering a landmark bill that will federally legalize marijuana and clear up the cannabis convictions that so many people face on their records.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) have been working on that “landmark” legislation—the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA)—and released a draft version earlier this year. Advocates are eagerly awaiting the final product.
Sarah Silverman says, “Fortunately, there’s at least one thing most Americans have in common: more than two-thirds of us agree cannabis should be legalized, and we have a real shot at getting federal legalization done now if we speak up.” She goes on to comment on the incredible loss we are facing in this massive opportunity for some serious tax revenue to improve our schools and other organizations.
“If we don’t make a change soon, we’re settling for laws that disproportionately land people of color in prison,” Silverman said. “We’re leaving hundreds of thousands of jobs on the table and giving up tax revenue that can go toward education and other community investments.”
The cannabis community anticipates the very soon-to-be action taking place by our leaders...stay tuned for the long overdue legalization of marijuana…?