The federal government could soon crack down on states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may soon raid local marijuana dispensaries, causing sick people to be without access to their medicine.
Because marijuana is federally illegal, even states that have legalized it could be subject to penalties in a new move by Congress. In 2014, Congress passed an amendment to the federal budget that protected states that have legalized medical marijuana. They made it such that the DEA could not spend a single penny enforcing cannabis prohibition.