U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Extend Critical Medical Marijuana Protections Through December 22

Blumenauer and Rohrabacher
Representatives Earl Blumenauer (Left) and Dana Rohrabacher (Right) (Source: Weed News)

Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)—December 8, 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted on short-term funding legislation that funds the government through December 22. The bill included a provision extending the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment which provides protection for state medical marijuana programs.

Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus and champion of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, released the following statement:

“While we are pleased that these critical protections will continue, two weeks is not enough certainty for the millions of Americans who rely on medical marijuana for treatment and the businesses who serve them. As Congress works out a long-term funding bill, it must also include these protections. And ultimately, Congress must act to put an end to the cycle of uncertainty and permanently protect state medical marijuana programs—and adult use—from federal interference. The American people have spoken. It’s past time that Congress catch up.”

Source: http://blumenauer.house.gov