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Congress Begins Debate On Marijuana Legalization Bill, With Final Vote Expected soon


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The House on Thursday officially took the final step to advance a bill to federally legalize marijuana to a floor vote. Marijuana Legalization

Members debated and passed a rule that sets the procedural standard for voting on the legislation, which is expected Friday. Lawmakers also talked more generally about the substance of the bill during Thursday’s consideration of the rule, which was approved in committee the day prior.

The House approved the rule in a 225-160 vote.

The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act would fundamentally restructure the nation’s cannabis policy, removing the plant from the Controlled Substances Act and expunging the records of those with prior marijuana convictions. The descheduling provisions would be retroactive.

It passed out of the Judiciary Committee, headed by bill sponsor Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), last year. Advocates have been waiting ever since to see the historic piece of legislation move to the full chamber.

Leadership initially said a vote would be held in September, but that plan was pushed back at the request of certain centrist Democrats who worried that it would be bad optics to approve cannabis reform being passing another coronavirus relief package. But the strategic thinking there is questionable, as some of those same lawmakers ended up losing their seats on the same Election Day that voters in several conservative states approved marijuana legalization ballot measures. read more

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As far as I know, they voted to legalize it partially, right? Currently, marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, and only some states have laws that allow the use and selling of medical cannabis. Am I right?
I know that strong HHCP that I use now is technically legal in the US, but I am completely unsure about the practical part. It contains a very low level of Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol. It should be exempt from some regulations, but it was still not proven that the police acknowledged that.
I used it to get pain relief and lower my anxiety level in general, and it worked.

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I think this is a stupid idea since marijuana is not unhealthy. Why is alcohol legal almost everywhere, even though millions of people die from alcohol every year? Weed is healthy, and scientists have already proven that. Also, weed can be consumed in many different ways. Recently, I decided to make a marijuana-based cocktail. I found the recipe on the Internet and repeated it; you can learn this here now. The cocktail turned out delicious, and I got relaxed after drinking it.

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