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  • American Cannabis Report Editorial Staff

House GOP Opens the Door for Drug Cartels, Black Market Crime, Violence, and Drug Sales to Children

Despite a 45-year long War on Drugs, it is estimated that the total market for cannabis in the United States is $50Billion per year. Hold that number in your head.

it is also estimated that the total legal cannabis sales were $6.7 Billion in 2016 and could become as high as $22 Billion by 2021 (just 3 1/2 years from now).

This means that today the Black Market has been reduced to $43.3 Billion ($50B minus $6.7B), and by 2021, that black market will be reduced to $28Billion.

Most Americans would call that progress. Most Americans... except Republican members of the US Congress.

Today, The Hill reports "Several lawmakers said Wednesday that GOP leaders won’t allow the full House to vote on an amendment that bars the Justice Department from pursuing states that have legalized medical [cannabis]. Without legislation, states would lose protection they have enjoyed for the past four years, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions could begin his long-sought crackdown on the rapid expansion of legalized pot."

If Congress does not act to extend this protection provided by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, and the federal government begins a crackdown on the cannabis industry, here is a very short list of the things America will lose:

We could go on and on. We can only hope that GOP members of the House will make the right choice and re-approve the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment.

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