The House Just Voted To Rein In Crackdowns On Medical Marijuana

Nicole Flatow, ThinkProgress

The medical marijuana community achieved a landmark victory Thursday night, when the U.S. House of Representatives took what may be the first move toward rolling back federal pot enforcement. By a vote of 219-189, the House passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would strip the Department of Justice of funds for enforcing federal marijuana law in states where medical marijuana is legal. The vote included 170 Democrats and 49 Republicans in favor of the amendment, by Americans for Safe Access’s count.