Kentucky: Tell Sen. McConnell to Push Back Against the Pot Lobby

November 25

Big Marijuana has already taken over Colorado and other states, and now the pot lobby has descended on D.C. in full force.

Their goal is to take that first step toward the federal legalization of marijuana. That first step is the so-called SAFE Banking Act.

Innocuous as it sounds, the SAFE Banking Act would financially legitimize the marijuana industry without regard to the proven public health risks of marijuana use – through vaping in particular. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a warning against e-cigarettes containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.  This warning came as the death toll from vaping-caused lung disease reached 15 – with more than 800 Americans having confirmed cases of the illness, 70 percent of which are related to vaping THC.

Now is NOT the time to prop up a dangerous industry through massive financial investment.  And it’s NEVER the time to grant government-approved money laundering.  (Despite some state laws, marijuana is still illegal under federal law!)

This legislation is the antithesis of “SAFE.”  That’s why your action is needed to ensure the so-called SAFE Banking Act is defeated in the Senate!  

Sen. McConnell has the power to stop this bill – or to let it move forward. Please email Sen. McConnell and respectfully request that he actively oppose the SAFE Banking Act (S. 1200). You can send the message in just a few moments on our Action Center. (Your message will also be sent to Sen. Paul.)

Please also call Sen. McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2541.

Thanks for speaking up!