House Votes to Cease Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Friday morning to limit the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The 219-189 vote was passed with bipartisan support, and it's the first time an amendment protecting marijuana users has passed in the House. We discuss the vote's implications.


Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee reporter and author of "Weed Land"