Advocates For Medical Marijuana Breathe Sigh Of Relief Over Spending Bill
The deal has extended an amendment that protects them from prosecution.
Orange County Register:
Medical Marijuana Gets Reprieve From Feds In Spending Bill
Medical marijuana advocates are relieved that a bipartisan spending deal to fund the government through September also extended an amendment that protects them from federal prosecution. The so-called Rohrabacher-Farr amendment blocks the Department of Justice from spending money on medical marijuana prosecutions. The amendment, however, does not apply to the recreational use of marijuana, which California approved through Proposition 64 in November, and which remains vulnerable to federal prosecution. And, while it offers short-term security to medical marijuana patients and business owners, it doesn’t provide long-term security for the industry, which feels increasingly threatened under the Trump Administration. (Staggs, 5/1)