Congress Reauthorizes State Marijuana ProtectionsPosted on December 17, 2015
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Congress renewed the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment which continues to prohibit the Department of Justice and DEA from interfering with state medical marijuana programs. The renewal of this spending amendment will continue to thwart the federal government’s efforts in arresting or prosecuting patients and businesses who are complying with their state’s cannabis laws. The renewal of the amendment signals that members of Congress will continue to work towards ending the war on marijuana. It is widely held sentiment that taxpayer dollars should not be spent to prosecute and harass cannabis users and compliant businesses operating in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry.