Huge, historic wins at the federal level!
The US House of Representatives has voted to prohibit DOJ from using funds for raiding or interfering with state medical marijuana programs!
They also voted in favor of prohibiting DOJ from using funds to prevent cultivation of industrial hemp in states were it's legal.
These are huge, historic wins at the federal level.
After a long debate that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189 vote to restrict the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer funds to interfere in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs.
“It would be hard to overstate the importance of tonight’s vote,” said NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri, “Approval of this amendment is a resounding victory for basic compassion and common sense.”
The House also approved amendments that prohibit the DOJ and DEA from using funds to interfere with state sanctioned industrial hemp cultivation.
Let's keep up the momentum for full legalization:
See a full breakdown on these historic victories on NORML's blog. NORML will keep you updated on this evolving situation and future opportunities to take action.
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