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Amendment to Cut Funding of DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program

  • by NORML September 3, 2017

    Rep. Ted LieuRepresentative Ted Lieu (D-CA) has reintroduced an amendment to cut funds from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) cannabis eradication program through their Salaries and Expenses Account. In 2016, the budget for the eradication program was $18 million and the amendment would cut that in half. The funds would be redirected to domestic abuse prevention and juvenile justice programs.  This CJS appropriations amendment that was also proposed last year.

    In a 2015 statementRep. Lieu explained that this cannabis eradication program “is a ridiculous waste of precious federal resources, especially when multiple states and jurisdictions have already legalized marijuana…it is time for the federal government to stop making marijuana use or possession a federal crime.”

    23 Responses to “Amendment to Cut Funding of DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program”

    1. Lyle Birdwell says:

      Overdose: Marijuana = 0, Opioids = Lots and Lots and Lots

    2. Noah says:

      Can someone please find the full text of this amendment / bill?

      I looked here:

      https://www.congress.gov/member/ted-lieu/L000582?q={%22search%22:[%22Ted%20Lieu%22,%22DEA%22],%22within%22:[%22DEA%22]}&searchResultViewType=expanded

      I can’t seem to find anything besides this article.

    3. PARIS says:

      GREAT AND NEXT ELIMINATE THE DEA ALL TOGETHER!! FUCK THE DEA!!

    4. Billy Belz says:

      KEEP BUSTING THESE ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROWERS POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT, DRAINING WATER FROM RIVERS AND STREAMS. I HAVE FOUND MORE THAN 1 ON HIKES.

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