House Committee Considers Effort to Protect Cannabis Business

Last month the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the 2020 Federal Spending Bill that would prohibit the Justice Department from interfering with cannabis businesses operating within their respective state laws. This week the US House Rules Committee is similarity reviewing the amendment approved by the Appropriations Committee. The¬†amendment was put forth by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, and Tom McClintock, a California Republican. In addition, another amendment would prevent the Justice Department from interfering with Veterans Affairs doctors who recommend medical cannabis to patients in states with MMJ programs. In January Attorney General Bill Barr, during his…

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