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    Exclamation Trump going after medical marijuana patients

    Bold MAGA move, bit risky though politically:

    Trump going after medical marijuana patients
    February 11, 2020
    Most notably, Trump’s proposed 2021 federal budget aims to end a key protection for state-legal medical marijuana programs. Cannabis remains illegal under federal law, so the protection works by prohibiting federal law enforcement officials from interfering with state-legal medical cannabis programs.
    'The president’s budget would grant permission to prosecutors to go after legal medical marijuana programs.'
    Marita Perez, national affairs director, Drug Policy Alliance
    “Basically it disallows the [Department of Justice] from using federal funds to go after medical marijuana programs in states where those programs are legal,” said Maritza Perez, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. Those protections have previously been known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, named for the two Congress members who sponsored the rider.
    The provision has been included in congressional spending bills since 2014, inserted as a budget rider—an attached provision that limits how allocated funds can be spent. Trump’s proposed budget scraps that rider, leaving state-legal medical marijuana patients and businesses vulnerable to federal prosecution.
    “Basically what we saw in the president’s budget was granting permission to the DOJ to go after legal medical marijuana programs,” Perez told Leafly. “It’s not something that’s totally unexpected, and in fact it’s in line with this administration’s harsh views on drug policy.”

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    Until I see the text of the bill, this is just another rumor designed to hurt Trump.

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    That's not cool at all. I take CBD oil often as well as my aunt, and it helps is so much. I can't imagine livinig without it...
    Last edited by jagrow; 03-28-2020 at 05:13 AM.

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