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U.S. Congressional Committee Approves Cannabis Bill, But Not Without Drama

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 on Thursday despite objections that the measure unfairly discriminates against those with criminal records. If passed, House Resolution 5634 would require the attorney general to ensure that an adequate and uninterrupted supply of research-grade cannabis is available. The act also provides safe harbor protections for institutions participating in cannabis research.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, the sponsor of the legislation, said in a release that he was pleased with the committee’s approval of the bill.

"I am glad that the Judiciary Committee has reported the Medical Cannabis Research Act favorabl...

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