Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

Laurel Joss, Autism Daily Newscast

The United States Congress quietly ended the ban on medical marijuana in a provision tucked away in the 1,603-page spending bill. The Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana amendment prohibits the justice department from spending federal money to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The provision effectively prohibits federal agents from raiding medical marijuana businesses in states where the drug is legal for medical purposes. This is the first time in history Congress have ever cut off funding to marijuana enforcement.