Why Did Trump Extend The Federal Spending Bill That Protects Legal MMJ From The Feds?

Why Did Trump Extend the Federal Spending Bill That Protects MMJ Programs? Last Friday, POTUS Donald Trump just enacted a $ 1.3 trillion federal spending bill that would include the extension of protections for state-legal MMJ operations from the Department of Justice. Why? Trump is looking at a 2020 re-election…

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Medical marijuana protections land in must-pass federal spending bill

A bid to protect state recreational marijuana regimes was snuffed by Congress late Wednesday, but federal medical marijuana protections in place since 2014 remain attached to must-pass spending legislation. A $ 1.3 trillion spending bill that cleared the U.S. House today includes language that would continue shielding states’ medical marijuana programs…

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Colorado congressmen butt heads on spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 1:59 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The recent “groundswell” of support for a spending bill amendment protecting state-legal marijuana proposed by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wasn’t enough to move a powerful Congressional committee — or even a…

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Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 3:47 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:43 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent…

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Trump signs stopgap spending bill extending federal medical marijuana protections for a few more weeks

Published: Dec 22, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 11:07 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays…

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Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished…

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Spending bill would slash disaster relief by $1B to fund Trump’s border wall

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 12:19 pm • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 3:04 pm By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Disaster relief after Harvey-caused epic flooding in Texas tops an already crowded agenda when President Donald Trump meets next week with House and Senate leaders at…

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Trump says he reserves right to ignore medical marijuana protection provision in spending bill

Published: May 8, 2017, 4:26 am • Updated: May 8, 2017, 4:36 am By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $ 1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. The bill cleared…

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