We're not sure how much time you have on your hands, but we're going to assume you probably didn't read the controversial $1.1 trillion spending bill recently passed by Congress that was constructed conveniently into a 1,603 page document.
But why would you... unless you wanted to know that wealthy donors can now give even MORE to political parties? And that we the taxpayers are bailing out the big banks again? And don't forget nullification of voter-backed marijuana legalization in D.C.
BUT, not all hope is lost. There is good news, my vigilant citizens! An article on Hightimes.com points out that in the depths of the 1,603-page document is a provision that prohibits federal agents from raiding retail medical cannabis operations in states that have legalized medical cannabis. The passage represents "the first time in decades that the federal government has curtailed its oppressive prohibition of marijuana," the measure's co-author, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, told the LA Times.
Though President Obama has generally favored this approach policy-wise, the passage of the bill also ensures that the next president can't backtrack and begin busting medical cannabis operations.
You can read the full text of the measure here.
Now that there will be no threat of backlash from the federal government, it's time to lobby your state for the legalization of medical marijuana if you live in one of the 18 states where it outrageously outlawed. No excuses. Onwards and upwards to completely legal, recreational and medical marijuana for all!
If you think that's pretty shady of the government to hide this type of information from the general public, what else do you think is in the 1,603 pages??
See what else the Governor has to say on marijuana legalization:
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