Great news from Washington, D.C.! This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to continue protecting state-sanctioned medical marijuana businesses and patients from Department of Justice interference.
The provision, which you might know as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, has to be renewed every time a new budget is passed by Congress. This year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to Members of Congress, urging them NOT to renew the provision.
The Appropriations Committee approved the renewal of the amendment on a voice vote. (That means it wasn’t even close enough for them to have to do a vote count!)
This is not the end of the story. There are still many steps to go before a new budget is finalized. But this is an important indicator that our allies in Congress are standing up for us, even in the face of DOJ opposition.
Without your support, this would not have happened. Please continue to voice your support for the industry and support organizations such as the National Cannabis Industry Association who are working hard to lobby the government to end cannabis prohibition and prevent the Federal Government from interfering with states rights and legal access to medical marijuana.