The Marijuana Policy Project reports that in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, the House will be voting sometime next week on an Amendment to the Justice Department Budget banning the use of appropriated funds for arrest and prosecution of patients protected by State laws. The Hinchey/Rohrabacher Amendment garnered 148 votes last year, 128 from Democrats, 19 from Republicans, and one from Independent Bernie Sanders. Had all Dems voted yes, the measure would have carried. 2004 Roll Call
MPP provides a link to contact your Representative. (The web page says next few weeks, “next week” comes from today’s email)
“None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used to prevent the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington from implementing State laws authorizing the use of medical marijuana in those States.”
This year’s text is expected to be the same, with the addition of Montana.