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LEGALIZATION AMENDMENT FAILS IN CONGRESS
But once again, medical marijuana amendments pass
(WASHINGTON DC) – An amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that would have stripped federal funds to be used to enforce federal drug laws in states failed today. The “McClintock-Polis Amendment” was a key part of the Big Marijuana industry’s strategy on the Hill this year, and it would have protected marijuana lollipop and candy companies from any regulation.
“We are re-energized. This is a victory for the science, and it’s a victory for our Nation’s kids,” remarked Kevin Sabet, a former Obama Administration advisor who now serves as President of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), a group that forcefully opposed the amendment. “It’s a crushing blow to the new Big Marijuana industry special interest group. Legalization is not inevitable and we will continue to discuss why today’s high THC marijuana runs counter to mental health and basic principles of public health and road safety.”