Published 2 years ago
Congress Quietly Passes Major Marijuana Reform
Congress has passed a bill that ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana. The reform was tucked into a 1,603 page federal spending bill and marks the first time Congress has approved national legislation on marijuana. 32 states have already approved the use of medical marijuana, and medical marijuana dispensaries will no longer be subject to raids under the new legislation. The DEA still classifies marijuana as a class one narcotic, which allows the drug to be subjected to different federal guidelines and sentencing. Jose Marcelino Ortiz and Margaret J. Howell break down what this means for medical marijuana users across the nation on The Lip News.