Congress moves to protect medical marijuana

, Posted: Fri, May 30 2014 at 11:21 PM, Updated: Fri, May 30 2014 at 11:28 PM

For the first time, Congress is taking action to protect – not condemn – medical marijuana use.

Friday the GOP led U.S. House passed a measure that would prohibit the drug enforcement agency from raiding medical marijuana activities in states where it is legal, like Oregon.

It gained broad bipartisan support with 170 Democrats and 49 Republicans voting in favor of the bill, with a final 219-189 tally.

Last week Minnesota became the 22nd state to allow medical marijuana, which is still federally illegal.

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