Medical marijuana industry sees Congress victory

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It was a big victory in Congress for the medical marijuana industry.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill on Friday that would end funding for federal enforcement in states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Many growers have lived in fear, knowing it's legal in the state, but worried the feds might crack down on them.

Medical marijuana industry advocates hail this is a big first step toward safer access for patients.

The bill now has to pass the Senate and get the president's signature before it becomes law.