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DEA Interference Now Outlawed

New Spending Bill “Legalizes” Medical Pot

It hasn't received much notice in the media, but when President Obama signs the 1,603-page federal spending bill this week, it will signal the end of the federal government's decades long opposition to medicinal marijuana, and a fundamental change in national drug policy. A measure included in the bill specifically prohibits federal drug agents from staging raids or otherwise interfering with individual states' medicinal marijuana programs. Similar measures in the past failed to win sufficient Congressional support, but traditional advocates, mostly Democrats, were joined this time by Republicans who endorsed the proposal in the name of states' rights, and who were very likely influenced by surveys showing that even a healthy majority of Republican voters favor legalizing medicinal pot.

More at Touch.latimes.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: MDs Support Medicinal Pot and Legalization

Tags: Legalizing Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, Medicinal Marijuana, Medicinal Pot, DEA Regulations

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