The amendment has been successfully applied in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals In recent years, staunch cannabis supporters in Congress have passed a budget amendment to disallow the use of federal enforcement funds against the implementation of state medical cannabis laws. Originally called the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment after Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Rep. Sam Farr (D) of Monterey County, the amendment prevents the Justice Department from using funds to prevent or impede the implementation of a state’s medical cannabis laws, effectively preventing the DOJ from prosecuting operators of businesses for violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act, if those businesses areRead More →