This week the House Rules Committee cleared the way for an amendment protecting all state, territory, and tribal marijuana laws from federal interference to be considered on the floor. The panel also blocked separate measures that would have stripped funds from certain legal cannabis states. Furthermore, Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined former top Obama administration officials and other establishment figures in voting to defeat an effort to put marijuana legalization in the 2020 Democratic platform. Finally, at a federal level, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to restrict the use of funds to support aerial fumigation of drug crops and the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $200,000 grant to study THC levels in hemp.

– Tom Angell, Marijuana Moment, 07/29/2020 6:21:40 AM

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