Trump Spending Plan Prevents Feds From Tackling Medical Marijuana

 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 Business Insurance

States and insurers now know what President Donald Trump’s administration will do with medical marijuana: nothing. President Trump signed House Resolution 244 Friday, a $1.1 trillion appropriations plan that includes language that will prevent the federal government from spending money to fight medical marijuana, which is still considered a Schedule I drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration but is now legal in 29 states. According to a press statement from the White House, a section of the bill “provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various states and territories.”
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