This morning, the House voted in a historic amendment that will prevent the DEA from targeting medical marijuana and hemp businesses in states where it is legal.
"Quite frankly, many of us who were sponsors of this amendment… didn't expect to win and were surprised by the margin of that victory this morning," Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said at a press conference Friday morning.
"The president famously said that he had bigger fish to fry, but there are 93 U.S. attorneys and the DEA, and some of them are frying those smaller fish," said Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). "There continues to be uncertainty. There are now many small businesses who are perfectly legal in these jurisdictions that are operating under a cloud. There have been lives that have been disrupted. This is not something that is theoretical."
Many thanks to those who took action by calling and e-mailing your member of Congress in support of the Rohrbacher-Farr Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill this week.