Fearing Congress will appease the wishes of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by rejecting the protections that have kept the Justice Department and related agencies from investigating, conducting raids, and prosecuting the medical marijuana community, California Representative Dana Rohrabacher has taken to the pen in an attempt to persuade his fellow Republicans to continue protecting those states that have legalized the leaf for medicinal use.
In a recent op-ed published in The Washington Post, Congressman Rohrabacher attempts to apply some pressure on his colleagues with respect to the medical marijuana issue. He stresses the importance of cannabis treatment for military veterans, a case in which traditional medications, including opioids, have often failed.
It is the stories surrounding the issue that the Congressman credits for being the primary inspiration behind the creation of the now infamous Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.
“I wrote an amendment to spending bills that prohibits the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana cases in states where voters have legalized such treatment,” he wrote. “The amendment passed two consecutive years, the…