Dear Industry Partner,
Please read below an important bulletin from one our industry partners which is effecting the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry!
Today, New York Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, a far-reaching proposal that would federally legalize marijuana, stop drug testing pilots, and increase cartel access and environmental devastation in national forests.
Just yesterday, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) released a poll showing that a majority of Senator Schumer’s constituents do not support the outright legalization of marijuana.
The Schumer bill would completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, making it legal to manufacture and sell 99% pure THC extracts and candies, gummies, and other edibles. Because the US Department of Transportation derives its drug testing regulations from the Controlled Substances Act, the bill would end the ability to perform random drug tests for marijuana for DOT licensees, including pilots and truck drivers. Legalizing marijuana at the federal level would greatly hinder the ability of Customs and Border Patrol to stop the smuggling of illicit marijuana by cartels.
In addition, the bill removes the ability of the National Forest system to police highly dangerous illegal grows, which have been devastating the ecology of National Forests with pesticides and illegal water diversion and are also connected to foreign cartels. The bill’s attempted restrictions on advertising are also very likely unconstitutional.
Please write your Senator today and tell them to oppose this reckless bill.
President of SAM Action