MMJ Protection Amendment Included in Federal Budget Bill

The amendment to protect state-approved medical cannabis programs, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, has been included in the federal omnibus funding package, which would keep the programs safe from federal interference until at least September. The amendment explicitly prevents the Justice Department – headed by anti-cannabis zealot Jeff Sessions – from blocking states’ efforts to “[implement] […]

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Federal Proposal Would Add Adult-Use Protections to Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment

An amendment proposed by U.S. Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) would create protections for state-legal, adult-use cannabis markets from federal interference. The McClintock-Polis fix is actually quite simple: if approved, the amendment would update the existing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections by simply removing the word “medical” in “medical cannabis.” This would extend Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections […]

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