Portland Rep. Earl Blumenauer: Reform Our Marijuana Laws [TV Ad]

Portland Rep. Earl Blumenauer -- who faces an easy re-election race in his heavily Democratic district -- launched a television advertisement Friday focused on one of his signature issues: marijuana legalization.


The veteran Democratic congressman is running an ad on Portland TV stations paid for by his campaign money that tells the federal government to butt out when it comes to marijuana laws.

“Our marijuana laws don’t work and cost the government billions,” Blumenauer says in the ad, which comes in both 15- and 30-second versions. “Let states set their own laws — tax it, use the money to fund education and let the police focus on real drug abuse.”