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Congress Just Extended Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

I've started a new OP because the other was so confusing. This is from HIGH TIMES.

Published 9 hours ago on February 9, 2018
By Mike Adams

Congress just extended the federal medical marijuana protections known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, or the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. It happened early Friday morning when President Donald Trump signed a huge budget deal that brought a short federal shutdown to an end. But these temporary protections still face some uncertainty in the coming months. The latest spending plan only runs until the end of March. At that time, the medical marijuana community could become more volatile at the hands of the Department of Justice.

It is distinctly possible that the medical marijuana debate will come to a head next month. The current protections are only good until March 23. The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment must find its way inside a much larger budget to maintain. If it will survive the next round of negotiations is anyone’s guess. The protections are at risk for elimination. Attorney General Sessions has been pressuring both the House and Senate to ensure this happens.

Congressional leadership will need to approve the language for inclusion in the new appropriations for the rider to stay intact. Although the Senate has shown some support, the House of Representative has been less than enthusiastic. As NORML political director Justin Strekal pointed out in his analysis, “The provision will now be considered by House and Senate leadership when the two chambers’ appropriations bills are reconciled, should Congress ever set a FY18 budget, of which is already over a third of the way behind us.”


I apologize for the confusion. Call your congressperson.
Posted by Adsos Letter | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:19 PM (3 replies)

Beautiful Day by the Bay.

Beautiful Day by the Bay.

Upper 60's-low 70's, and nicer for the coming weekend. Felt like Spring out there today.

Beautiful Day by the Bay

Beautiful Day by the Bay

Upper 60's-low 70's.
Posted by Adsos Letter | Thu Feb 1, 2018, 07:54 PM (9 replies)
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