Search:
Login:
OR

Cannabis Blog

Lawmakers brace for marijuana vote-a-rama

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 1st 2015 by THCFinder

Lawmakers are prepping for what could turn into a marijuana vote-a-rama Wednesday, sources say.

Pot advocates expect lawmakers to introduce at least half a dozen marijuana-related appropriations amendments that would roll back the Justice Department’s authority to enforce drug laws around the country.

The marijuana amendments would handicap the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its fight with states over the enforcement of local pot laws.

 

“The politics have continued to shift in favor of marijuana law reform,” said Tom Angell, chairman of the Marijuana Majority.

 

"For a long time, lawmakers treated marijuana as a third-rail issue that was too dangerous to touch,” he added. "But now that polling shows a growing majority of voters supports ending prohibition, more and more elected officials are starting to realize that demonstrating leadership on this issue has political benefits instead of harms.”

The marijuana amendments come as part of the Justice Department’s funding bill, which dictates the terms in which the agency can use the money.

Pot advocates are making a big push in advance of the vote to rally lawmakers to their side.

The Justice Department would be prohibited from using federal funds to interfere with states’ medical marijuana laws under an amendment expected from the California delegation — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Sam Farr (D).

The measure was approved by Congress for the first time in 2014 but it must be renewed each year when the DOJ’s spending bill expires.

Read More:http://thehill.com/regulation/legislation/243632-lawmakers-pushing-for-marijuana-vote-a-rama


Comments
 
Comments


Recent Articles






';

Search





Blog Categories

Popular Articles

Latest Offers In Your Area
Recent Blog Posts
Download Our App!
Kushfly Medical Marijuana Delivery
10 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
Kushfly Medical Marijuana Delivery
10 Miles Away | Los Angeles,
BRISK DELIVERY 200% 1 Hitter Hydro
29.5 Miles Away | La Puente, West,
What strain are you smoking on today?
October 23, 2017 | Category: Fun
Drug-Sniffing Dogs Are Being Trained to Ignor
October 23, 2017 | Category: News
Jim Breuer - Drug face
October 23, 2017 | Category: Videos
Mobile Apps
Copyright 2017 THCFinder.com
All Rights Reserved.
Dispensaries      Strains      About Us      Friends      API / Widgets      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Investors      Contact Us