A bipartisan coalition of dozens of congressional lawmakers on Thursday sent a letter urging leaders of a key committee to include provisions protecting all state, territory, and tribal marijuana programs from federal interference in upcoming annual spending legislation when it is introduced. The sign-on letter—led by Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)—note the growing number of states that have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational purposes and argue that the Department of Justice should be barred from enforcing the prohibition against citizens who comply with those local policies.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 04/29/2021 09:00:00

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