From the RiverHouse

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“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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Weed Wednesday In Congress

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We are expecting at least 6, count ’em, 6 marijuana-related appropriations amendments on Wednesday. All are pro-marijuana and tie the Justice Department’s hands when it comes to enforcing drug laws in the United States. Here are a few examples:

  • An amendment prohibiting the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA ) and Sam Farr (D-CA )
  • An amendment prohibiting the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with any state marijuana law, including laws permitting the recreational use of pot. Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • An amendment protecting state hemp laws from Justice Department interference. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

While the California delegation’s interest in medical marijuana was expected, Rep. McClintock’s co-sponsorship of the recreational use amendment may be an indication that Big Canna has California locked in as the next recreational use state.