Highlights from the Hill June 18, 2015
House Supports Amendment to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients
The House of Representatives recently supported an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis programs. The amendment was passed in a strong bipartisan vote of 242 to 186. This strong show of support for medical cannabis programs is an important step towards securing safe and legal access to this promising treatment option.
House to Vote On 21st Century Cures Bill
Congress is considering bipartisan legislation, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), which would accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of lifesaving medical treatments by bringing the nation’s health care innovation infrastructure into the 21st century. We expect the House to vote on H.R. 6 soon, so please take a moment and urge your Representative to support this important bill at http://bit.ly/21stCures.