A powerful Congressional committee has voted to extend federal protections for medical marijuana patients and providers in legal-cannabis states.
After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.
The measure, introduced by a California congresswoman, would permanently forbid federal agencies from taking action against state-legal cannabis.
A stopgap measure may fund the government (and protect patients) through Dec. 22. But after that it's anybody's guess.
Still need a reason to care about that obscure federal spending provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment? Here’s one.
Hold onto your assets: The AG wants to bring back the abused and widely discredited practice.