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What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

By David Hodes

At midnight Friday, the federal government shut down.

What does that mean for medical marijuana? It’s not good.

The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which has protected medical cannabis patients and caregivers from federal interference since 2014, was part of the budget appropriations bill. So when the budget expired, so did those protections.

The protections are no longer operative—but that doesn’t mean federal officials are going to start arresting MMJ patients tomorrow.

Read more at Leafly

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