Houston, TX – Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) responds to the efforts of certain Republican Congressmen to block implementation of the overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71 legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in the District of Columbia.

“It is telling that Congressional Republicans would make a deal with Democrats to increase government spending only if that deal allows Republicans to block the will of voters in the District of Columbia,” said John Baucum, political director of RAMP. “It is the opposite of a small government perspective and a bad strategy for the GOP. A December poll shows that 67% of American voters believe the federal government should respect states that choose to regulate rather than prohibit medical and recreational marijuana. Republicans should take caution to oppose the will of voters, especially in a closed-door maneuver such as this.”

Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) is a nonprofit organization working within the GOP to educate and connect with lawmakers, party leadership, and grassroots activists. We support efforts to bring marijuana out of the black-market and into safe, legal, and regulated use by doctors for compassionate medical care and for adult recreational use. RAMP was founded in 2012 by Bob and Ann Lee. Learn more at www.RAMPGOP.org.

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