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Marijuana Group Fundraising for Republican Congressman

Marijuana activists will write checks to a Republican congressman’s re-election campaign during a Tuesday soiree in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is the guest of honor at the $250-per-person event, which is also a housewarming party for the Marijuana Policy Project. The organization recently relocated to the night life hot spot from a staid Capitol Hill block it shared with the Heritage Foundation.

“I'm pleased to announce that the housewarming party for MPP's new office in DC will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday,” MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia said in an emailed event invitation. “Our Republican leader in Congress, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), will be joining us. As such, this housewarming party will serve as a fundraising event for his reelection campaign.”


The 13-term Orange County Republican is an advocate of relaxing federal pot policies. In April he introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which would prohibit the federal prosecution of people complying with state medical and recreational marijuana laws. The bill has five Republican and 20 Democratic co-sponsors.


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