House Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections

May 17, 2018 , , , , ,

The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to continue blocking the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws.

On a voice vote, the committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) to the base FY2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, prohibiting the Justice Department from using funds to interfere in the implementation of state laws that allow the cultivation, distribution, and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The bill will now be considered by the full House.

Such a provision has been in effect since 2014, but this is the first time it has been added to the base CJS Appropriations bill in committee. In previous years, the measure, which was known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment (and subsequently the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment), was added to the bill as a floor amendment, but last year Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked it from receiving a floor vote.

2 responses to “House Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections”

  1. This is great got off Oxies with medical live on SS and can’t afford medical so have to go back on 90 Oxies a month 10 MG so all my addiction will be back rehab shot to HELL.

    need to decriminalize pot so that the VA & insurance companies will have to add it to there list of medications to pay just like Oxies a 30-day scrip cost $3,75 I can afford to be a junkie

  2. Pete Sessions and the AG have the same last name, They believe in the Film Marijuana Madness. Both Idiots.

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