The House Rules Committee, a key legislative panel, has rejected amendments that would have permitted cannabis sales in Washington, D.C. and barred cannabis testing for applicants to federal jobs.

What Happened

The amendments, part of the appropriations bill, were not given the green light for floor votes by the GOP-controlled committee, reported Marijuana Moment. This continues a trend where the panel has consistently blocked various cannabis reform measures from reaching the full House for a vote.

The D.C. amendment, put forward by Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), aimed to remove a longstanding rider that has prevented the district from using local funds to create a legal cannabis marketplace.

Despite D.C. voters …

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