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U.S. Justice Department Says It Will Ignore Congress and Prosecute People for Medical Cannabis

By Drug Policy Alliance Congress Passed One-Year Amendment in December Prohibiting Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws; Members of both Parties Sought to Stop Prosecutions and Let States Set Their Own Medical Marijuana Policies A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told the Los Angeles Times that a bi-partisan amendment passed …

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

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President Obama 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 …

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President To Sign Federal Spending Bill Protecting State Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Programs

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By Paul Armentano, NORML House and Senate lawmakers have approved spending legislation that contains a historic provision restricting the Justice Department from interfering with the implementation of state-sanctioned medical cannabis and/or hemp programs. Members of the Senate approved the House version of the bill Saturday night. President Barack Obama indicated Monday that he intends to …

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Bill to Stop Medical Cannabis and Hemp Raids Passes U.S. Senate, Heads to President Obama

The United States Senate passed a national spending bill Saturday that includes a provision to defund medical cannabis raids. The House of Representatives approved the bill Friday, meaning the proposal now heads to President Obama, who says he will quickly sign it into law once it reaches his desk. The provision in the spending bill …

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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Bill That Would Defund Medical Cannabis Raids

The U.S. House of Representatives late last night gave approval to a massive national spending bill which includes a provision that would prevent the Justice Department or any other U.S. entity from enforcing federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical purposes. The spending bill, which was approved with a 219 …

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Congress Prohibits Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Cannabis Laws

By Drug Policy Alliance WASHINGTON, DC — The final “must pass” federal spending bill that Congress will consider this week, also known as the “cromnibus,”and released by senior appropriators last night includes an amendment that prohibits the U.S. Justice Department from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The spending bill also includes …

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