New Bill Will Allow Cannabis Smoking in Federally Assisted Housing

New Bill Will Allow Cannabis Smoking in Federally Assisted Housing

The “Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2018” will protect people who use medical marijuana.

As of now, cannabis use bars people from benefiting from federal housing.

The “Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2018” introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will protect people who use medical marijuana.

It’s an ambitious bill prompted by a D.C. resident’s need for cannabis medication who lives in federally assisted housing. As of now, no matter the law of the land you reside on, using cannabis products bars one from benefiting from federal housing, which is in many cases the difference between the streets and a home.

The D.C. resident’s name is Sondra Battle and Rep. Homes Norton is calling the Bill, “Sondra Battle Cannabis Fair Use Act.” Clearly, the Representative is greatly moved by Battle’s story and sees the healing benefits of cannabis as big enough to supersede Federal law in states that already allow for medical or recreational marijuana.

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