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Medical Marijuana Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote

May 30, 2014

Local medical marijuana advocates are cheering the U.S. House for approving a measure that would prevent the DEA from using federal funds to conduct raids on licensed medical marijuana operations.

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3rd Coast Compassion Center co-founder Jamie Lowell says it's a historic vote, but he'll also be watching the state legislature as it considers legislation that would affect the industry. 

Charmie Gholson founded Michigan Moms United, and says she was elated to see the bi-partisan effort to reign in the DEA.

The language included in the U.S. House measure would also have to be included in the version passed by the U.S. Senate in order for it to take effect.