Lawmakers To Feds: Stop Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients

"Let's not bust these people who are using medical marijuana for medical purposes in their state," Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling on the federal government to stop arresting medical marijuana patients in states that have legalized pot for therapeutic purposes.

“Let’s not bust these people who are using medical marijuana for medical purposes in their state,” Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference.

Farr has rallied a small group of eight House Republicans and Democrats who plan to introduce an amendment to the CIS appropriations bill that would prohibit the Justice Department from arresting medical marijuana patients, as long as they are following their states’ rules.

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