Senate Appropriations Committee Votes To Protect State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the United States Senate Appropriations Committee voted by a margin of 2 to 1 today in favor of language limiting the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states.

The provision was offered as an amendment by Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill.

The Senate amendment mirrors language approved by the House last week in their version of the CJS bill:

“None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect…

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Source: The Daily Chronic