Earl Blumenauer

Cowardly committee puts own slight discomfort above suffering of millions of Americans

Cowardly committee puts own slight discomfort above suffering of millions of Americans

The prohibitionist puritans in the House Rules Committee showed their true cowardice when they blocked Congress from voting on amendments that would protect people in states where cannabis is legal from federal prosecution.

This move could open the doors for Attorney General Jeff—"I thought states' rights just meant I could discriminate against black people"—Sessions to crack down on states where pot is legal.

One of the principle amendments that the Republican Rules Committee quashed is the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which prohibits the DOJ from spending money to bust people and businesses in states that have legalized weed.

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