Friday, June 20, 2014
A few weeks ago, the House passed an amendment to the Department of Justice's budget bill that would restrict it from using funds to prevent states from implementing their own medical marijuana laws. As I discussed at the time, I think the vote was incredibly significant politically, though the text of the amendment itself is actually quite narrow.
One of the key questions has been whether the amendment would gain any traction in the Senate. Yesterday, news came that Senator Rand Paul has introduced the amendment and Cory Booker will has signed on as a co-sponsor. It appears the vote will be coming soon (possibly today). It will be very interesting to see how it plays out.