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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:40 AM

Wednesday's marijuana legalization vote was truly historic -- here's why

BY JUSTIN STREKAL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, THE HILL ó 11/21/19 03:00 PM EST

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/471521-wednesdays-marijuana-legalization-vote-was-truly-historic-heres-why

Here's an excerpt!

On Wednesday, members of Congress did something that they had never done before. For the first time ever, a body of the U.S. Congress voted to end cannabisís nearly century-long status as a federally prohibited substance.

By a vote of more than two to one, members of the United States House Judiciary Committee passed legislation, House Bill 3884: The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act.

The MORE Act removes the marijuana plant from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby enabling states to enact their own cannabis regulations free from undue federal interference. The vote marks the first time that members of Congress have ever voted to federally deschedule cannabis.

According to a 2018 Quinnipiac University poll, 70 percent of U.S. voters support this policy change. To date, 33 states have enacted laws regulating patientsí access to medical cannabis and nearly one in four Americans reside in a state where the adult use of marijuana is permitted.


Let's hope Moscow Mitch doesn't kill this one in the Senate, too. FINALLY!!! If this passes and is signed into law it will be a great day.

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:51 PM

1. A long fight with many suffering from this plight.

I hope the people who kept us from a natural source of remedies die the sad deaths so many have suffered in prisons thanks to their efforts
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