US Senators’ Views On Medical Cannabis and DEA

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director March 9, 2016

    US Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) give ATTN an interview on medical cannabis, calls for federal reforms and the need for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ‘to do their homework…meet with the parents of children who need access to medical marijuana’.

    The federal ban on medical marijuana research is outrageous.
    — Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand

    Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    US Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ)

    15 Responses to “US Senators’ Views On Medical Cannabis and DEA”

    1. bobwv says:

      The Jews cried out Hitler is killing us slaughtering the children.
      What’s the difference?

    2. Miles says:

      I am really happy that not all Senators and Congressmen are idiotic jerks!

      I salute these two: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ)

      I do so hope the people of our nation realize that Bernie Sanders is absolutely the best choice we have for POTUS. Hilary and Trump are both nightmares.

    3. TheOracle says:

      I want cannabis removed from the Schedule altogether.

      I want Obama and Trudeau to form an Anglo-American alliance with the UK to invite other countries to join them in demanding the UN basically get the hell out of the way of legalization to pave the road to amend any international treaties preventing legalization. Period.

      I want Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to tolerate and allow Amsterdam-style coffeeshops in the hip and trendy downtown area(s) using the Keurmerk like Nol van Schaik is using in Haarlem, Netherlands. Cops leave everybody with the Keurmerk alone.

      Here’s the link to the Keurmerk in Dutch, too long for me to translate:


      Here’s what the Dutch D66 political party has to say about the Keurmerk System:


      They had to let one of Nol’s cannabis couriers out of jail, by order of the mayor of Haarlem:


      Like in Amsterdam, I want to be able to ask a cop where the closest coffeeshop to buy some weed is at without being arrested, and have them give that information to tourists with a smile and courteous tone.

      De Blasio, it wouldn’t hurt if NYC did it at the same time. Sure would lots of cities follow that lead.


      • Cajun dready says:

        Or we could save time and money and simply disobey the treaties. What is the UN going to do? They have no law enforcement

    4. E. Debs says:

      Donald Trump is the product of the rapacious system of Capitalism and nothing else.

      ” No man extols the virtues of Capitalism more than the fellow who has inherited the family farm or store” – Mark Twain

    5. Julian says:

      Good work Senators Booker and Gillibrand!
      Sounds like schedule II getting out of the NIDA catch-22 is getting closer to a Congressional reality… Sanders has to break a record in Florida if we get to deschedule anytime soon. I wouldn’t mind seeing some bipartisan work between Booker and Rand Paul again, but were going to have to get Cruz off of his flip-flopping soap box and stop ubstructing the reduction of mandatory minimums.
      We can’t draw enough attention to the catch-22 hypocrisies of marijuana in schedule 1. From NIDA preventing research to the Department of Health and Human Services patent on canabinoids as neuroprotectants #6630507, veterans and even Congressman getting high, there are so many examples, but there is one more that I don’t think Sanders expressed clearly in last night’s debate in Miami;
      The refugee children from US toppled Democracies in Honduras and Guatemala that Hillary rejected and Bernie embraced are Drug War Refugees… The CIA, Food Inc, US AID and US presidents took Latin Democracies out of power, that much Bernie clarified and I believe won the latin vote during that speech… But why not finish by saying these countries including El Salvador have been tyrannicaly kept down by US drug policy?! I dearly hope this is brought up in the international UNGASS meeting in April… The hypocrisy is unbearable.

      • mexweed says:

        “High diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle are one.” In this case the tobacco industry and the war on cannabis industry are one!

        We should ask Bernie to use govt money to retrain $igarette manufacturing workers and tobacco farmers into safe decent middle class jobs doing something positive for the planet. The aforesaid war industry will thereafter dissolve away like an exhalatum of sativa vapor into the air.

    6. Mr. G. says:

      I’ve been saying it for a decade, the Federal Government/DEA is in a symbiotic relationship with the Cartels. It’s all about protecting their jobs and creating truly “Big Government” with all that fertilizer tax money.
      There is no stopping legalization, but just like the tobacco industry, the war on cannabis industry will extend it a far as possible. They’re not about to let go of the tax teat, and they’ll hold on any way they can.
      Thank goodness we are finally getting honest politician speaking out. There is no stopping legalization, it is going to happen!! Yeah!

    7. Edie says:

      Corey Booker & Kirsten Gillibrand are in a great place, this video was great. How long will it take for the rest of the Federal Government to realize that this is a Medical Choice for a better way of life for many people and should be every Americans choice as to how they want to live with their Illness and cope with there free choices to be treated. This is 2016 not 1960, lets make a better life for the children and people who are suffering and need this medication.sincerely a 69 yr old women who wants to use medication Legally

    8. change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-ask-potus-to-sign-an-executive-order-removing-cannabis-from-schedule-i-classification … …

    9. Bill says:

      Thank God for these two. I have severe sciatica and medical marijuana has amazingly good results in very small doses for me. With out it the pain is deliberating. Problem is my state says any trace amounts in the system is a DUI even with out signs of impairment. So while I possess a card for medical marijuana I cannot legally drive for days after using it. This makes it impossible for me to get relief from the pain. As a retired law enforcement officer I would never drive impaired! The laws on this in my state are ridiculous. Guilty until proven innocent!!
      Please increase awareness of this as a valuable medicine.

    10. Mark I. says:

      Removal from the schedule and complete legalization of cannabis will continue the streak of rational discourse with accompanied standards, legislation, and perspectives for safe access and honest interactions.

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