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House Appropriations Committee Votes to Continue Blocking DOJ From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 — The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to continue blocking the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws. On a voice vote, the committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) to the base FY2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, prohibiting the Justice Department from using funds […]

Posted inCalifornia

Rohrabacher Introduces Bill to Resolve Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 — Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act exempts individuals and entities from certain provisions of the […]

Posted inRegional

Annual Survey of U.S. Teens Finds Little Change in Marijuana Usage Rates Despite Big Changes in Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 13, 2016 — The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Tuesday invalidate claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens. According to the Monitoring the Future Survey sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): •   […]