USA: Stopgap Federal Spending Measure Means The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Safe Until April 28 2017

12 December

Reuters report on the measure here

MJ Biz daily write

The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, which prohibits the federal government from spending any money to interfere with state medical marijuana programs, was among the provisions renewed until April 28. That renewal means pro-cannabis forces have a major piece of ammunition in case Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions – who will likely be the next U.S. attorney general – decides to pick a fight over state marijuana laws.

The Marijuana Policy Project issued a statement Saturday hailing the measure’s renewal as another temporary victory, saying Sessions “will not be able to go after lawful medical marijuana patients and entities for several months.”

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