Congressional Vote To Bar Federal Officials From Targeting Medi-Pot Patients Next Week

Washington, DC: Drug law reform advocates expect members of the House of Representatives to vote as early as next week on an amendment to bar the Justice Department from prosecuting patients who use medical cannabis in compliance with state laws. The amendment, known as the Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment, would prohibit the US Justice Department from spending any money undermining state medical marijuana laws.

Congress defeated the provision last year by a vote of 273 to 152.

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