There are few Congress people that I admire more than Tulsi Gabbard. She seems to “get it” that we are done with the “USA CORP mil-industrial-pharma-educational-whatever-the-hell-else” complex trying to control everything. Prior to the entrance of the new administration, she introduced the bill to defund US support for terrorism. Now she has two more proposals to decriminalize marijuana and the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act. So I place the title and highlights of each below.
“Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard proposed a bill in late February that, if passed, would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, releasing the Department of Justices’ hold on the drug and the states that have legalized it… this bill… she proposed in a bipartisan move with Congressman Scott Taylor of Virgnina.
“Co-signing H.R. 1227 “The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act,” Gabbard and Republican Taylor indicate that the removal of taboo and harsh penalties on marijuana consumption and production is no longer a strictly liberal platform.
“If passed, this bipartisan bill would have a major effect on the nation’s criminal justice system both at the federal and local level. By having a realistic view on marijuana in the age of opioid epidemic, we can use our law enforcement and prison industries more effectively to handle real crime, while leaving low-level drug offenders who merely want to buy a bit of weed.”
[Text from an email received] The fight over health care right now is messy — but here’s one smart and simple thing that Tulsi is advocating for and we think it’s worth putting your name on as well: allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. This will lower prices for prescription drugs and we can all agree that’s a good thing.
Big pharma has been enriching themselves on the backs of the American people for far too long. According to a former pharmaceutical company pricing official, “The U.S. is responsible for the majority of profits for most large pharmaceutical companies.” Meanwhile, big pharma spends far more on advertising than they do on research. The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act is an important first step in reigning in this insanity.
Special interests want to stop competition in our country from lowering the cost of our medicine — but we can change that.
The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act is a simple and safe solution that Tulsi is fighting to pass that will lower drug prices in America. Join Tulsi and become a citizen co-sponsor today.