Medical Marijuana Shops Still At Risk Despite Provision in Spending Bill (IVN)

By GLEN LUKE FLANAGAN | December 19, 2014


The federal government signaled a truce with marijuana advocates in two landmark decisions.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Native American tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands in a December 11 statement, while President Obama signed a federal spending bill into law on Tuesday which includes a provision protecting medical marijuana.

…The provision prohibits federal drug agents from raiding state-legalized medical marijuana operations. It also represents the culmination of years of work, according to Morgan Fox, communications manager for the Marijuana Policy Project.

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