It can feel like attorney general Jeff Sessions launches a new pronged attack against cannabis on a weekly basis. Just last month Sessions again hinted at a possible crackdown of state marijuana policies from federal agencies, continuing his streak of stoking fears within the industry.
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As it were, another high-profile national political figure can’t stop reminding the public about marijuana. But whereas Sessions perpetuates these scare tactics regarding marijuana, congressman Ro Khanna won’t stop tweeting about the positive benefits of legalizing cannabis at the federal level.
Smart marijuana policy can generate billions of dollars in economic growth. Good to see California’s legalization efforts coming along. https://t.co/IIfVRJ5jcr
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) December 8, 2017
Khanna is the U.S. Representative for California’s 17th congressional district, which is in the heart of Silicon Valley. As you can assume, Khanna’s is an influent political seat, but that doesn’t mean he is necessarily influenced by the tech power surrounding his position. He is one of only six Congress members who doesn’t accept campaign contributions from Political Actions Committees (PACs) or corporations.
While he’s far from the lone political figure within California who supports cannabis legalization, Khanna stands out for his consistent interest of raising awareness. The current state of the cannabis industry is a huge economic boon and a progressive work environment than it was even five years ago. Khanna’s ongoing support underscores the efforts of activists throughout the country.
Just within the past month he’s made at least seven calls to action regarding marijuana legalization or policy reform on his social media platforms.
Smart marijuana policy can lead to economic growth and boost job creation. Now is the time for legalization. https://t.co/Zmwuebce1V
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) December 4, 2017
I support the protection of medical marijuana laws and will continue to fight for patient’s wellness and comfort. https://t.co/YnEpFLvofp
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) November 30, 2017
Incarcerating thousands of Americans for marijuana use is not the answer. Legalizing marijuana is the sensible choice. https://t.co/pjd3WPzM6k
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) November 28, 2017
The opioid epidemic in our country demands bold solutions. One path forward is to legalize marijuana so that patients are not prescribed harmful, addiction-forming opioids. https://t.co/IXsnmP4MjY
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) November 21, 2017
Glad to see San Jose lawmakers standing up for smart marijuana regulation & economic opportunity. https://t.co/4OpsvHX6Vo
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) November 17, 2017
These policies have too long hurt communities of color. It’s time for marijuana and drug policy reform. https://t.co/I2rJ3BiMkC
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) November 15, 2017
So just as we pay attention to when a suspiciously forgetful Keebler Elf cries wolf, we should also give merit when positive actionable work is being done on marijuana’s behalf. Keep tweeting, Rep. Ro Khanna, for our sake and yours.