Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Renew Protections for #MedicalMarijuana
Amendment would continue to prevent Dept. of Justice from using funds to target medical marijuana patients and providers in states where it is legal
* Statement below from Don Murphy of the Marijuana Policy Project *
WASHINGTON - July 27, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved an amendment in a voice vote that would continue to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference.
The amendment, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), would add a clause to the CJS budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that prevents the Dept. of Justice from using resources to prosecute medical marijuana patients and providers that are in compliance with state law. A similar amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).
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