Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today released the following statement regarding amendments relating to the federal treatment of state marijuana and hemp laws to the H.R. 2578, Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act, including amendments offered by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and McClintock (R-CA).
"We made incredible progress today through passage of amendments that remove the threat of federal interference from state hemp and medical marijuana laws. Congress showed more support today than ever before, making this the latest victory in a quiet revolution underway across America to reform and modernize our marijuana laws.
"This follows the narrow defeat of my Veterans Equal Access Amendment to the House MilCon-VA appropriations bill and passage in Senate Appropriations Committee of a similar amendment. Action today demonstrates the forward momentum on this issue in Congress.
"I was disappointed to see Congressman McClintock's broader amendment narrowly fail. Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska should be free to move forward with their voter approved adult-use marijuana programs also free of the threat of federal interference. I look forward to continuing to work toward this goal."
Source: Representative Earl Blumenauer