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Rider Protects Medical Marijuana, Hemp Bills Blocked, SCOTUS Ruling Supports State Marijuana Laws

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Rider Protects Medical Marijuana, Hemp Bills Blocked, SCOTUS Ruling Supports State Marijuana Laws

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The past week in cannabis news, a congressional committee added a rider to protect medical marijuana from gratuitous prosecution by the DOJ, a House Rules Committee obstructed three hemp amendments, and a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States could have positive ramifications on state-sanctioned legalization.

 

Great news for MMJ patients and fans of the 10th amendment, during the week of May 14, 2018, we also learned the University of California San Diego received a $4.7 million grant to study the CBD cannabinoid as an effectual treatment for pediatric autism.

House Committee Shields Medical Marijuana States and Patients

Attorney General Jeff Sessions received some bad news last week: In a bipartisan vote on Thursday, the Committee on Appropriations voted on a measure to uphold certain protections for state sanctioned medical marijuana programs. Introduced by Ohio Rep. David Joyce (R-14th District), this amendment prevents the Department of Justice (DOJ) from utilizing any funds to target compliant medical marijuana patients or providers in states with applicable laws during Fiscal Year 2019....

 

 

 

 

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/05/rider-protects-medical-marijuana-hemp-bills-blocked-scotus-ruling-supports-state-marijuana-laws/


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