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HISTORIC VICTORY: Congress Prohibits Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

HISTORIC VICTORY: Congress Prohibits Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

PRESS RELEASE | 12/10/2014

Top Congressional Leaders Side with States on Hemp Research and Medical Marijuana

Provisions on D.C. Marijuana Legalization Remain Unclear: Advocates Say Any Congressional Interference with Law that Passed with 70% Support is Outrageous

The final “must pass” federal spending bill that Congress will consider this week, also known as the “cromnibus,”and released by senior appropriators last night includes an amendment that prohibits the U.S. Justice Department from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The spending bill also includes a bipartisan amendment that prohibits the DEA from blocking implementation of a federal law passed last year by Congress that allows hemp cultivation for academic and agricultural research purposes in states that allow it. It also contains an amendment blocking marijuana law reform in Washington, D.C., although it is unclear what exactly the amendment blocks.

http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/12/historic-victory-congress-prohibits-justice-department-undermining-state-medical-mariju






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