Saturday, July 28, 2007

Some blowback for anti-marijuana lawmakers

I'm pleased to see that some of those who voted against the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment (which would deny funds for any DEA crackdowns on patients, growers and distributors in states with medical marijuana laws) are getting some negative attention. Jerry McNerney of Pleasanton, CA, a freshman, was the only S.F. Bay-area Democrat to vote against the measure, and according to this story he's being criticized widely and having to defend himself.

Only 15 Republicans (and 150 Democrats) supported Hinchey-Rohrabacher. I'm pleased to note that all the Orange County Republicans, along with Dana Rohrabacher, supported it also -- Ed Royce and John Campell -- along with Democrat Loretta Sanchez. Those outside the Register's circulation area but nearby -- Darrell Issa, Ken Calvert, Gary Miller -- voted wrong, however.

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