The Latest: Senate Panel Passes Preliminary Vote to Protect Medical Marijuana

“In this lucrative, yet volatile industry in which the amendment serves as the ultimate firewall from disruption from the federal government, ‘cautiously optimistic’ is how legalized marijuana industry stakeholders are responding to keeping the federal government from interfering with 29 states’ and the District of Columbia’s legalized medical marijuana programs," say Attorney Steve Schain.

A voice vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved inclusion of the Senate version of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment which prevents the federal government from interfering with medical marijuana programs legalized at the state level.