bipartisan support in Congress for medical marijuana.
Channel 2’s Justin Gray is covering the new push in Congress to protect medical marijuana users.
Even in states where medical marijuana is legal, the Drug Enforcement Agency
This bill that passed the Republican-controlled House says the federal government wouldn’t be able to do that anymore.
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states. In Georgia,
But in the House of Representatives,
Athens congressman Paul Broun, one of the most conservative members of Congress, was one of the authors of
“It's a very valuable medical use under the direction of a doctor. It’s actually less dangerous than some narcotics doctors prescribe all over this country,” said
The bill that passed the House 219 to 189 denies funding to the DEA or Justice Department for any action against medical marijuana in the states that have legalized it.
“Some people are suffering.
Georgia’s congressional delegation was split on the bill. Critics say it ignores federal law.
“Marijuana is neither safe nor legal. Let’s get it straight