Federal Ban Lifted On Medical Marijuana, Provision Lifting The Ban Quietly Placed In The Recent Spending Bill

Louis Babcock

Medical marijuana is no longer banned at the federal level. The near 2,000-page federal spending bill that was passed the other day included a provision that lifts the medical marijuana ban. The war on medical marijuana is now nearly over.

— Bud & Breakfast (@bud_breakfast) December 17, 2015

"This is a victory for so many. The first time in decades that the federal government has curtailed its oppressive prohibition of marijuana."
"The federal government will finally respect the decisions made by the majority of states that passed medical marijuana laws. This is a great day for common sense because now our federal dollars will be spent more wisely on prosecuting criminals and not sick patients."
"The war on medical marijuana is over. Now the fight moves on to legalization of all marijuana. This is the strongest signal we have received from Congress [that] the politics have really shifted.... Congress has been slow to catch up with the states and American people, but it is catching up."

What are your opinions on legalizing medical marijuana? Are you in favor of making marijuana legal across the country?

Read more on the subject here: Delaware marijuana reform

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