House GOP Blocks Vote Protecting MMJ States
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House GOP Blocks Vote Protecting MMJ States
Posted by CN Staff on September 06, 2017 at 15:55:24 PT
By Molly K. Hooper
Source: Hill
Washington, D.C. -- Several lawmakers said Wednesday that GOP leaders won’t allow the full House to vote on an amendment that bars the Justice Department from pursuing states that have legalized medical marijuana.Without legislation, states would lose protection they have enjoyed for the past four years, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions could begin his long-sought crackdown on the rapid expansion of legalized pot. 
At a Wednesday morning closed-door briefing of House Republicans, California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) implored his GOP colleagues to press House leaders to allow a vote on his amendment.Fellow Californian Rep. Duncan Hunter told The Hill that after Rohrabacher “talked about it this morning in conference,” GOP leaders said “it splits the conference too much so we’re not going to have a vote on it.”Rohrabacher had pled with his colleagues in a Tuesday night floor speech to allow the vote.“The status quo for four years has been the federal government will not interfere because the Department of Justice is not permitted to use its resources to supercede a state that has legalized the medical use of marijuana,” Rohrabacher said.He said that without his amendment, “we’re changing the status quo in a way that undermines the rights of the states and the people … to make their policy.”Rohrabacher’s amendment, co-sponsored with Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), was included in the previous four Commerce-Justice-Science funding measures, when President Obama was in the White House. It was also included in an omnibus funding bill signed by President Trump earlier this year that expires at the end of the month.House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) offices did not respond to requests for comment. Source: Hill, The (US DC)Author: Molly K. HooperPublished: September 6, 2017Copyright: 2017 The HillContact: editor thehill.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #13 posted by Sam Adams on September 12, 2017 at 12:00:06 PT
well well well
>>>I can't believe they would start raiding the legitimate cannabis industry at this point.*ahem* I guess I was right!
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Comment #12 posted by John Tyler on September 09, 2017 at 07:42:30 PT
Good Karma update
The Federal Budget extension just passed still contains the provisions to block the Justice Dept. from coming down on the legal cannabis industry, that is until Dec 8th when it has to be renewed. and the other Republicans are not getting along and can’t get anything done. He needs the Democrats. Cannabis is not a big issue with him. He will compromise to get good press. Wouldn’t it be weird if Karma used Trump to get cannabis legal?
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Comment #11 posted by John Tyler on September 09, 2017 at 07:23:04 PT
we will overcome this
This is a setback on the part of backward thinking Republicans however; I hope that the cannabis interest that has now emerged as a rapidly growing industry will have enough resources to fight this policy change. We have come so far and fought so hard to get to where we are today. We are not going to go back to the way it was with racist, bigoted, ignorant policies. Cannabis is good and wholesome. Everyone knows it now. We are not going to let anyone take that away from us. Get out and speak, contact your Representatives, and vote the cannabis prohibitionist out of office.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on September 08, 2017 at 09:50:19 PT
One of the cool things about C-News is that we know those who are against us and our goals are also reading here. They are just here in hopes of catching some kind of illegal deal going down or just to sneer at us. The thing is all kinds of people might see what you write. My hope has always been that they, the prohibitionists that prowl around here, will, maybe, see we are just decent, normal people, like everyone else... and we are really against the harm they do to people in the name of their cannabis prohibition and maybe, just maybe, an element of the truth we are sharing will take hold in then somewhere and maybe they will see.... an epiphany.Certainly, we're angry and upset. We all are. But... prohibitionists want us to shut up and some are hoping to find something in our words to shut us down. Just think, "Could a mad prohibitionists twist the meaning of my anger into a threat of some kind?" No? Great!Give 'em hell, my friend. They seem to deserve it.
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Comment #9 posted by Sam Adams on September 08, 2017 at 09:49:46 PT
food supply
Afterburner, interesting article - here is more frightening news that never appears in corporate media - we may be headed for a collapse of commercial agriculture due to the ever-escalating cycle of toxic pesticides from Monsanto, Dow and the oligarchs. I notice a lot of stuff like this, and MJ news, appears only in the Washington Post. I guess Jeff Bezos isn't down with the oil/banking oligarchy. miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.
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Comment #8 posted by Vincent on September 08, 2017 at 03:53:29 PT:
Thank you
Thank you Hope, you DO understand, and I believe that I understand as well. I would never purposely have the law come down on anyone, especially anyone on this board. However, after witnessing the ignorance and bullying of that cop in Salt Lake City, grabbing and trying to arrest that Nurse, I can see that it doesn't take much to upset those goons.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on September 07, 2017 at 17:59:17 PT
Comment 3 Vincent
When I said there was a fight coming, I would have been so disappointed if you hadn't made the first comment.Tell them what you think of their crazy butts. Just don't get yourself in trouble with the law or FoM.
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Comment #6 posted by afterburner on September 07, 2017 at 15:13:22 PT
Argh, I Often Mix-up the Name of that Pesticide 
glyphosate, not glysophateD'oh! 
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Comment #5 posted by afterburner on September 07, 2017 at 14:54:00 PT
Look What They've Done to our Food, Ma
How can we expect the same Congress, that promotes GMO food corporations and their glysophate pesticides, to do the right thing for nature's wonder plant?THE BLOG.
Corporations Are Killing Our Best Partners In Fighting Starvation.
Agritech companies have no real idea about the long-term impacts their actions are having on soil and its complex networks of microbes.
 09/07/2017 17:01 EDT | Updated 29 minutes ago.
Colin Todhunter Independent Writer/Analyst
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Comment #4 posted by Sam Adams on September 07, 2017 at 09:31:43 PT
hard to believe...
I can't believe they would start raiding the legitimate cannabis industry at this point.It would attacking and seizing the assets of investors from Goldman Sachs and other elite sources. It would be attacking the state and local tax base.  It's just posturing.
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Comment #3 posted by Vincent on September 07, 2017 at 07:22:18 PT:
I know that you don't like it when I try to inject my political views onto this discussion board...but...after this stunt by the Republicans...yes, I said, "Republicans"...would it be okay for me to say that most Republicans are knuckleheads? Democrats are no bargain either, but they don't actively sabotage our movement the way that those, ahem, "God fearing" Republicans do.I may sound extreme, but there are times when extremism is necessary, and I believe that this incident qualifies.
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on September 06, 2017 at 21:42:10 PT
Looks like there will be fighting...
I am surprised. I thought that they would pass it. I always think people will do the sane, right thing... but, sadly, I am all too often, wrong. 
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 06, 2017 at 15:57:17 PT
No Surprise
I thought this would happen unfortunately. 
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