Federal Spending Measure Provision Ends Prohibition on Medical Marijuana

The federal spending measure passed over the weekend includes a provision that will end the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana in states where it is legal, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The provision, included in the 1,603-page spending bill, prohibits federal drug agents from raiding retail marijuana operations, the article notes. President Obama has said he plans to sign the spending bill this week.

Marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law. The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies it as a Schedule I drug, which is defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

Full story of prohibition ending on medical marijuana at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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