Establishing New Federal Marijuana Protections In 2017 Might Be a Dead Issue

Establishing New Federal Marijuana Protections In 2017 Might Be A Dead Issue

As per a report from Marijuana.com; marijuana reform (including the temporary amendments protecting legal growers from federal drug enforcers), is not expected to receive any votes in 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives. It looks like Republican leaders intend to keep preventing marijuana-related amendments from being discussed on the House floor at all next year. This is highly in part because House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions believes that these amendments are “poison pills” that will “imperil passage of the final bill.” This is a big problem in the grand scheme of the legal marijuana market, considering that all of the necessary federal cannabis protections that have been put in place in the last couple years have been done by passaging riders in spending bills. Why did Capitol Hill suddenly become so cold to modest marijuana appropriations bills? It appears that a bunch of other controversial arguments in Congress have prompted federal lawmakers to completely...



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