Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, Again

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After a brief government shutdown, congressional leadership voted to enact a six-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through March 23, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent [...]

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Medical Cannabis Protections Extended As Part Of Short Term Federal Budget Agreement

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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) addresses NORML members in September, 2017 A recently approved plan by the members of the US House and Senate to temporarily extend federal funding through February 8, 2018 also extends provisions protecting statewide medical cannabis programs from federal interference. The short-term funding plan authorizes the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment to remain in place [...]

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What The Government Shutdown Means For Marijuana

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Not much. Temporary medical cannabis patient protections that have been imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment have now expired with the rest of government spending. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession [...]

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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

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Rep. Ted Lieu Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) have reintroduced HR 4816: The Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act. The measure restricts civil asset forfeiture funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program. The bill would prohibit the transfer of property that would be used for [...]

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Sixty-nine Members Of Congress Sign Letter To Congressional Leadership

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Since 2014, members of Congress have passed annual spending bills that have included a provision protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. The amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing [...]

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