There was a lot of cannabis news last week from coast to coast. In Nevada, the distribution uncertainty continues. In California, 10 marijuana-related bills were tabled in order to give the new Bureau of Cannabis Control time to get set. And in Tennessee, medical marijuana will be studied. Find out about that more in our weekly marijuana legislative roundup.
Last week, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz sponsored an amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act that would protect medical marijuana research from federal law enforcement action. The amendment would bar the Department of Justice from using federal funds to “prevent or delay the approval of an application, which complies with all applicable requirements, submitted to the Attorney General to possess, distribute, or manufacture a schedule I controlled substance, including marihuana, for the purposes of conducting research, for a substance that is legal for medicinal use pursuant to State law…”
The Justice Department has reportedly been blocking efforts to increase the number of entities licensed to grow the plant for research, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has expressed skepticism regarding the use of cannabis for