The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients Thursday morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In May, Sessions delivered a letter to Congress specifically requesting that leaders reject that budget amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.

The amendment, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), passed in a voice vote with strong Republican support.

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Bruce Barcott ~ Leafly.com

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