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07-28-2017, 03:42 PM
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to block the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from interfering with medical marijuana programs in states where the drug is legal.
The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment – added to the 2018 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill – bars the DOJ from using funds to target states “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.”
The amendment received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans despite calls (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/13/jeff-sessions-personally-asked-congress-to-let-him-prosecute-medical-marijuana-providers/?utm_term=.d2e8f38458af) from Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month to vote down the rider.

Speaking with The Hill Thursday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) – who intends to offer the amendment to the House Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill – argued that the American public has been clear in its support for medical cannabis.
“The number of states that are legalizing at least the medical use of cannabis is overwhelming now,” Rohrabacher said. “Public opinion has always spoken on this issue.”
“I think people will listen to their own constituents rather than Sessions.”

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