From Westword: House of Representatives Approves Marijuana Legalization
The United States House of Representatives just approved a bill that would end federal marijuana prohibition, marking the first time a full chamber of Congress has approved marijuana legalization. However, the measure still has a big hill to climb in the U.S. Senate.
New York Reprepresentative Jerry Nadler’s Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, better known as the MORE Act, would end federal marijuana prohibition by removing the plant from the Controlled Substances Act. The measure, approved 228-164 on December 4, proposes allowing states to regulate the plant as they see fit, and would set up funding and programs that allow expungement for cannabis offenders and call for social equity in any potential federally legal pot industry.