8. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
This guy is no new kid on the block. A Democratic politician since the 1970s, Rep. Blumenauer has worked tirelessly to promote acceptance of weed. For Rep. Blumenauer, medical marijuana continues to be a critical need for our country.
With the opioid crisis affecting both red and blue states, this representative argues that medical weed may be the solution.
Also, this advocate earns partial responsibility for the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which makes illegal any federal prosecution of medical cannabis activity, if allowed by a state’s laws.