President Obama Officially Signs Into Law Legislation That Defunds Medical Cannabis and Hemp Raids

President Obamacannabisisgreat signed into law Wednesday morning a massive national spending bill which includes a provision to prevent the federal government from interfering with state-sanctioned medical cannabis and hemp research programs. The proposal was approved Saturday by the U.S. Senate, a day after the measure was passed by the House of Representatives.

The proposal defunds medical cannabis raids by prohibiting the Department of Justice from spending any resources enforcing federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical purposes. A separate provision in the spending bill prohibits the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from interfering with state-authorized hemp research programs.

The signing of this legislation marks a historic shift in federal cannabis policies. Although the move doesn’t legalize medical cannabis or hemp, it’s still a massive step in the right direction, and is a move which will prevent countless raids from occurring on medical cannabis facilities.



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    • been there on December 18, 2014 at 2:51 am
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    Read more carefully. Most of the DEA raid money comes from ONDCP not DOJ! The raids can still continue!!!

      • Smoke Prone on December 20, 2014 at 10:09 am
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      That is real bs. The good news is, if they can defund one department, someone will notice and they will defund the remaining.

        • been there on December 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm
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        I truly hope they will defund ALL the prohibitionists. So far the actions have been louder than words. Cannabis doesn’t need to be “rescheduled” or “decriminalized” or “legalized” – it should be removed from the controlled substances act altogether! It never belonged there in the first place.

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