WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws.
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A group of lawmakers reintroduced a bipartisan medical cannabis bill just days after a letter surfaced from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that asked Congress to let him prosecute medical cannabis users.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced the CARERS Act. The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), Gillibrand (D-NY), Lee (R-UT), Franken (D-MN), and Murkowski (R-AK). The House companion was reintroduced by Rep Young (R-AK) and Rep Cohen (D-TN).
On May 5, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the 2017 omnibus funding bill, covering the federal government’s funding through Sept. 30. The bill contains a provision that bans the Department of Justice from using funds to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical marijuana; however, Trump issued a signing statement that has clouded the future of medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Several outlets reported this morning that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been selected by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today at 2:30pm, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will hold a hearing entitled, “Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana.”
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
The two oldest members of the U.S. Senate convened a four-witness hearing Tuesday to discuss concerns about marijuana legalization, but chose not to invite anyone supportive of the policy or with direct experience administering recreational pot laws in Western states.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a broad group of legislators from both parties sent a letter to the Veterans’ Administration (VA) demanding a change in policy to allow veterans to access medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Congress passed a must-pass spending bill this morning that contained various drug policy reforms; including language that stops the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice from spending money to block the implementation of state medical marijuana laws.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate today passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
A study by the Veterans Administration reveals over 200,000 service men and women have post-traumatic stress disorder yet cannot get medical marijuana. But the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill that would allow vets access to medicinal cannabis.