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Despite the OC Weekly‘s many differences with Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) over the past several years–global warming/a.ka. “dinosaur farts,” the Taliban, sloppy housekeeping to name a few–they’ve always admired his opposition to the federal government’s heavy-handed prohibition on marijuana. With more than 20 states and the District of Columbia allowing medical marijuana usage, and Colorado and Washington states having passed recreational pot laws, a majority of Americans want weed to be legal.
And with a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday, Americans are now closer than ever to actually seeing that happen. Both Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a bipartisan appropriations bill spearheaded by Rohrabacher that would prohibit the government from using federal funds to “prevent [states]from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”
Nick Schou at the OC Weekly has more.