Rural County Representatives of California Reports a Cannabis Caucus Has Formed in the House of Representatives
February 17, 2017 - This week, members of the House of Representatives announced the formation of the Cannabis Caucus. Founding members include Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK). The bipartisan caucus was formed to improve the odds of passing federal marijuana reform legislation as a total of eight states, including California, and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational use, and 28 states have legalized medical use.
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has consistently opposed the legalization of marijuana in the past, has not announced how the U.S. Department of Justice will address marijuana policies implemented under the Obama administration.
Source: Rural County Representatives of California