Day: May 30, 2014

US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

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 in the 20+ states that have enacted them. This measure was co-sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Reps. Rohrabacher (R-Calf.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Steve Stockman […]

Breaking… (updated)

US House votes 219 to 189 to prohibit DOJ funds from raiding or interfering with state medical marijuana programs.

It isn’t a done deal yet, but this is historic.

Update:

I’ve been reporting on votes in the house regarding this kind of bill since I started blogging, and year after year, the results were so […]