Congress keeps medical marijuana protections in budget deal

Congress unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday that includes a provision to extend key protections for state-licensed medical marijuana businesses through the end of September. The MMJ amendment has been closely watched given the new Trump administration’s mixed messages about cannabis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has spoken critically about marijuana, but he recently signaled his department isn’t poised to impose a major crackdown on state-legal MJ businesses. The language in the budget bill, which Congress is expected to pass later this week, prohibits the Department of Justice from using budget money ... Congress keeps medical marijuana protections in budget deal is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs