States That Legalized Marijuana May Have A Big Problem

So far, there are 27 states that have legalized recreational and /or medical marijuana.

 

This post is taken from Marijuana Policy Project:

I’ve [Rob Kampia] received news that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-CA) amendment to the omnibus-spending bill — which has prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws since December 2014 — is now in serious danger.
Some of our allies got excited when House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told Rep. Rohrabacher that renewing his amendment was “important.”
They got excited when a bad Republican subcommittee chair told a good Republican that Rohrabacher’s amendment would definitely see a vote on the House floor, as long as the good Republican agreed not to raise the amendment in committee. (He agreed.)
MPP never trusted these Republicans. We’ve been sounding alarm bells about this for months, and it turns out we’ve been right the whole time.
I’ve just learned that a different, bad Republican chair has informed a good Republican that Rohrabacher’s amendment isn’t guaranteed to see a vote. (Without a vote, it won’t pass.)
In my professional opinion, this means we’re screwed in the House.
Our only hope is to convince the joint House/Senate committee to choose the Senate version of the spending bill, which includes a medical marijuana amendment that was recently inserted by our friend, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
If Congress chooses the House version, Attorney General Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will have the power to raid medical marijuana businesses and arrest patients in the 29 medical marijuana states starting on October 1.
Signed:
Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.
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