Senators bar Justice Department from Obstructing Medical Marijuana
Washington DC | U.S. Senate | Senate Appropriations Committee
On Thursday, July 28th, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation that would protect legal state medical marijuana users from the federal government. The amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, prohibits the Justice Department from spending any money that impedes state implemented medical marijuana laws. The amendment successfully passed the committee on the same day.
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