The federal war on state-legalized medical marijuana took another harsh turn this week when it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is using civil lawsuits in an effort to seize any properties being used in medical marijuana businesses in California.
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An amendment to the U.S. House Appropriations Bill that would have required the Department of Justice to stand down in pursuing cases against the medical marijuana industry failed Wednesday night on a mostly party line vote. Colorado’s seven-member delegation split on the amendment, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans voting against.
A coalition of 11 medical marijuana patient and business advocacy organizations – including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union – today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney John Walsh in response to Walsh’s call for the closure of 25 state-licensed medical marijuana businesses.
A video has been released by the 420 Coalition that captures Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, ripping up a bill amendment that would have eliminated videotaping of customer purchases of marijuana from dispensaries.