Health and Fitness, National

Congress Extends Critical Medical Marijuana Protections Through January 19

Blumenauer and Rohrabacher
Representatives Earl Blumenauer (Left) and Dana Rohrabacher (Right) (Source: weed News)

Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)—December 22, 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) announced today that Congress voted to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through January 19, 2018. The provision, known as the

amendment, prohibits the Department of Justice from spending federal funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws.

Representative Blumenauer, co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus and champion of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, released the following statement:

“Patients around the country who rely on medical marijuana for treatment—and the businesses that serve them—now have some measure of certainty. Our fight, however, continues to maintain these important protections in the next funding bill passed by Congress.”


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