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House Votes To Protect Medical Marijuana Programs From DEA

The House voted to protect medical marijuana programs like the one in D.C.
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The House voted to protect medical marijuana programs like the one in D.C.

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is praising the House for sending a signal this week that many lawmakers support medicinal marijuana.

Under the bill passed by the U.S. House the Drug Enforcement Administration would be forbidden from prosecuting medical marijuana operations in D.C. and states where it’s legal. Before voting to decriminalize marijuana this year, District officials also instituted a medicinal marijuana program in 2009. District officials had to beat back an effort back then to kill the program.

Norton says last week the House showed how much times have changed.

“Ours was a defensive amendment to get the rider off our appropriation. This is historic because it said that the Congress said it is alright to engage in activities related to marijuana," she says

The medical marijuana amendment was a attached to a spending bill and it’s expected the Senate will take up its own legislation before the two bills have to be combined.

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