Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana - Cannabis News

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"In the last week there's been a groundswell of support to include this amendment in appropriations legislation," Rep. Jared Polis said.

Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana.

Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent Friday to U.S. House of Representatives leadership asking for the inclusion of the provision, known as the McClintock-Polis Amendment, that ensures U.S. Department of Justice funds cannot be used to interfere with states that have authorized some form of marijuana legalization.

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Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello ~ TheCannabist.co