Obama may veto historic Republican vote on medical marijuana and hemp

June 3, 2015, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment which would defund the Justice Department's ability to interfere with states that have passed medical marijuana laws. Specifically, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) would not be able to arrest or bother Americans who are abiding by state law for operating a business involved in the medical marijuana industry. The amendment is part of a funding bill for the Justice Department. Use this link to see how your House Rep voted on the Amendment.

This did not go over well with the White House which is threatening a veto. According to The Hill, the White House made the following statement yesterday afternoon, “The President's senior advisors would recommend that he veto [this spending bill] and any other legislation that implements the current Republican budget framework, which blocks the investments needed for our economy to...

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