The UFCW Supports Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment To Stop MMJ Attacks
Joe | May 09, 2012 | Comments 0
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union released a statement today supporting the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment that would stop the federal medical marijuana crackdown.
“The UFCW supports the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment,” the statement said. “This amendment will prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from using taxpayer money to raid, arrest or prosecute medical cannabis patients and providers in the states where medical marijuana is legal.
“Medical marijuana laws have been enacted to allow patients safe and legal access to appropriately produced and compliantly dispensed medical marijuana in the safest possible environment and UFCW members in the medical cannabis industry work in accordance with state laws to provide safe and effective medical treatment for persons suffering from cancer and other serious medical conditions.
“At a time when millions of hardworking Americans are out of work and still struggling to make ends meet, the use of taxpayer money for the misguided targeting and prosecution of an industry that provides Americans with good middle class jobs with benefits is counterproductive. The U.S. Justice Department should not use the fewer resources it has to focus on targeting patients and dispensaries abiding by state law. That is a problem that the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment will solve and the UFCW wholeheartedly supports it.”
As of this writing the amendment has yet to be voted on. We will bring you developments on this story when they become available.