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TRUMP BUDGET WOULD END MED PROTECTIONS

President Trump’s proposed $4.8 Trillion budget would eliminate existing protections for state-legal MED activity from enforcement by the U.S. Justice Department. Presidents Trump and Obama both previously asked, unsuccessfully, for the protection to be removed.
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  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.), a Trump ally, said Congress has the votes to extend the existing protections, which have been in place since 2014.
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Elsewhere in the proposed budget:

  • It asks for money to help the Food and Drug Administration regulate “cannabis and cannabis derivatives.”
  • It also extends a longstanding provision blocking the District of Columbia from using local tax dollars to legalize sales.

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  1. Thirteen GOP lawmakers thanked Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) for delaying a committee vote on the cannabis banking bill which passed the Democratic-led House.
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