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Leno Resolution Urges Congress to Stop Federal War on Prop. 215

Sacramento. The state legislature approved a resolution by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D - SF) condemning the DEA's medical marijuana raids in California and calling on Congress to pass legislation allowing states to legalize medical marijuana. The resolution, AJR 13, passed the Assembly 41- 32 and the Senate 21-15.

The resolution, which Leno says was inspired by the Rosenthal trial, denounces the federal government's ongoing attacks on medical marijuana patients, caregivers and physicians. It calls on Congress to take steps to halt the Justice Department's attack on Prop. 215, in specific:

Leno announced that he is circulating AJR 13 to the governors and legislative leaders of nine other states with medical marijuana laws urging them to follow California's example.


A JR 13 was based on a letter signed by 50 state legislators denouncing the federal raids on medical marijuana. Legislators who signed Leno's letter include:

  1. Assemblymember Mark Leno, District 13
  2. Assemblymember Ronald Calderon, District 58
  3. Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla, District 11
  4. Assemblymember Wilma Chan, District 16
  5. Assemblymember Judy Chu, District 49
  6. Assemblymember Manny Diaz, District 23
  7. Assemblymember John Dutra, District 20
  8. Assemblymember Mervyn Dymally, District 52
  9. Assemblymember Marco Firebaugh, District 50
  10. Assemblymember Dario Frommer, District 43
  11. Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg, District 45
  12. Assemblymember Loni Hancock, District 14
  13. Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson, District 35
  14. Assemblymember Christine Kehoe, District 76
  15. Assemblymember Paul Koretz, District 42
  16. Assemblymember John Laird, District 27
  17. Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, District 40
  18. Assemblymember Sally Lieber, District 22
  19. Assemblymember John Longville, District 62
  20. Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal, District 54
  21. Assemblymember Cindy Montañez, District 39
  22. Assemblymember Gene Mullin, District 19
  23. Assemblymember Joe Nation, District 6
  24. Assemblymember Gloria Negrete McLeod, District 61
  25. Assemblymember Fabian Nuñez, District 46
  26. Assemblymember Fran Pavley, District 41
  27. Assemblymember Mark Ridley-Thomas, District 48
  28. Assemblymember Simón Salinas, District 28
  29. Assemblymember Joe Simitian, District 21
  30. Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg, District 9
  31. Assemblymember Juan Vargas, District 79
  32. Assemblymember Herb Wesson, District 47
  33. Assemblymember Patricia Wiggins, District 7
  34. Assemblymember Leland Yee, District 12
  35. Senator Don Perata, District 9
  36. Senator Richard Alarcon, District 20
  37. Senator Dede Alpert, District 39
  38. Senator Debra Bowen, District 28
  39. Senator John Burton, District 3
  40. Senator Wesley Chesbro, District 2
  41. Senator Liz Figueroa, District 10
  42. Senator Sheila Kuehl, District 23
  43. Senator Kevin Murray, District 26
  44. Senator Deborah Ortiz, District 6
  45. Senator Gloria Romero, District 24
  46. Senator Nell Soto, District 32
  47. Senator Jackie Speier, District 8
  48. Senator Tom Torlakson, District 7
  49. Senator John Vasconcellos, District 13
  50. Senator Edward Vincent, District 25

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