09.14.15

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on New Regulations for California’s Cannabis Industry

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement on California’s new regulations for the state’s cannabis industry:

“I am pleased that the California legislature has taken an important step forward by passing a comprehensive regulatory framework to improve patient care, provide greater certainty for the industry and protect our environment. 

In Congress, I intend to continue working toward federal government policies that respect state marijuana laws. The federal government should not come between patients and their medicine.

That is why I have introduced the States Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act (H.R. 262) and am a proud cosponsor of other legislation including the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act (H.R. 1013), Respect State Marijuana Laws Act (H.R.1940) and the Marijuana Business Access to Banking Act (H.R. 2076).”

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.