New Federal Legislation Would Allow Cannabis Use in Public Housing

According to Marijuana Moment, Rep. Holmes announced the new piece of federal legislation in her home district on Tuesday, alongside members of the cannabis advocacy group DCMJ and Sondra Battle, a D.C. resident who relies on medical marijuana to treat her fibromyalgia, but is restricted from doing so in her government-assisted home.

“Residents like Sondra should not fear eviction from federally-assisted housing simply for using cannabis to treat their medical conditions,” Rep. Holmes wrote in a press release announcing the legislation. “Our bill recognized today’s realities and proven needs. Individuals who live in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana is legal, but live in federally-assisted housing, should have the same access to treatment as their neighbors.”

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