Senate Appropriations Committee votes to protect legal medical marijuana amendment

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Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to protect legal medical marijuana programs from the Department of Justice.
 
The bill will stop the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
 
The amendment states that no federal funding can block states from their medical marijuana laws.
 
The bill, which is spearheaded by Senator Patrick Leahy, was passed in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting Congress to eliminate the amendment and punish medical marijuana providers and patients.
 
It’s not clear whether or not the House of Representatives will take a vote on the amendment.

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