In an interview with Vermont Public Radio, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, who last week offered a federal budget bill amendment to protect state-approved medical cannabis programs, defended the measure as a way to ensure “the Justice Department actually focuses on real things.”“If a state has a law that allows medical marijuana we’ve got enough important things to do not to have [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions or anybody else go in and try to change that,” he said, adding that the agency doesn’t “have enough people to go after medical marijuana patients who are following state laws.

“If a state has a law that allows medical marijuana we’ve got enough important things to do not to have [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions or anybody else go in and try to change that,” he said, adding that the agency doesn’t “have enough people to go after medical marijuana patients who are following state laws.The approval of the so-called Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment to the 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill will – if approved by the House and signed into law by President Donald Trump – prevent the Sessions-led Department of Justice from using federal funds from interfering in medical cannabis programs in legal states, such as Vermont.

The approval of the so-called Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment to the 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill will – if approved by the House and signed into law by President Donald Trump – prevent the Sessions-led Department of Justice from using federal funds from interfering in medical cannabis programs in legal states, such as Vermont.Leahy is one of

Leahy is one of several Congressmen urging the Trump Administration to allow states to implement medical cannabis programs as they see fit; however Leahy is not a part of the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus, which consists of Republicans Dana Rohrabacher (CA) and Don Young (AK) and Democrats Earl Blumenauer (OR) and Jared Polis (CO).

 

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