President Barack Obama plans to sign a $1.1 trillion government spending bill if it reaches his desk, although he opposes a provision blocking the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana.
Republican and Democratic leadership in Congress are working together to overturn Initiative 71, a ballot measure legalizing marijuana that 70% of voters in our nation's capital voted for last month.
“Lives and resources are wasted on enforcing harsh, unrealistic, and unfair marijuana laws,” reads a letter signed by 18 members of Congress asking President Obama to use his authority to remove marijuana from its Schedule I status.
On Wednesday, a majority of the United States Senate approved legislation on farming policy (aka the Farm Bill) which contains provisions authorizing certain states to move forward with efforts grow and regulate industrial hemp. House members had previously signed off on ...