3 Cannabis Amendments That Could Be Included in the Federal Spending Bill


Ryan Allway

June 17th, 2019

App, Policy


Lawmakers will consider nearly a dozen cannabis-related amendments this week as part of a large appropriations bill to fund parts of the federal government in 2020.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) reintroduced an amendment that would prevent the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states “from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana.” The measure would extend protection beyond medical cannabis laws to include all adult-use states.

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced a measure that would fund a “process to make lawful a safe level for conventional foods and dietary supplements containing Cannabidiol (CBD) so long as the products are compliant with all other FDA rules and regulations.” This measures could help support the industry amid the FDA’s ongoing review, which threatens to place a ban on CBD sales within the United States.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) proposed a measure that would block the Department of Justice from spending money to prevent states and local governments from establishing safe consumption sites for illegal substances. The move comes as the Justice Department is suing a facility opening in Philadelphia.

The Rules Committee will decide which of these amendments will be cleared for floor votes over the coming week when the House takes up the overall spending legislation.

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Ryan Allway

About Ryan Allway

Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.


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