President Trump Signs Bill Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that protects state medical marijuana laws.

The omnibus spending bill signed into law today by President Trump includes a provision that prevents the Department of Justice – which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – from arresting or prosecuting patients, caregivers, and businesses that are acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws. The bill is effective through the end of September, meaning lawmakers will need to pass a new measure before the end of the year to keep the protections in place.

The protections stem from an amendment originally sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and former Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), which was first approved by the House in May 2014. It was approved again by a larger margin in June 2015, then included in the continuing appropriations packages that have funded the federal government since October 2016. Although many cannabis advocates feared that Trump’s Administration would work to remove the medical marijuana protections, they instead have embraced it.

The spending bill signed into law by President Trump also protects state-level hemp laws.

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    • Anonymous on April 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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    God Bless President Trump….. MAGA and our Vet’s!

    • Anonymous on May 31, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    Whats the C for in your user name? Cock? lol, ignorant douch.

    • Jj Walker on May 11, 2017 at 8:51 am
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    Why are all the pot sticks going down?

    • lovingc on May 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    The fake president now clams he is above the law. Somebody forcibly disabuse him of that notion. This clown is in the process of destroying the country.

      • MadMan on May 8, 2017 at 11:33 am
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      You’re the clown!

    • Anonymous on May 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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    I have CMT And need it.

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