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  • House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

  • It was the first time either Chamber of Congress has voted to end the federal ban on marijuana since the drug was listed as a controlled substance in 1970 15 U.

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  • States and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and over 30 states allow some form of the drug for medicinal purposes.

  • But the federal ban on the drug persists, which creates conflicts with state laws and limits cannabis companies access to banking services and funding.

  • The cannabis bill would expunge federal marijuana convictions and impose a 5% tax on cannabis products.

  • The revenue raised would help reinvest in communities most adversely impacted by enforcement of the law, said Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon and co chairman of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

  • We're here because we have failed three generations of black and brown young people whose lives can be ruined or lost by selective enforcement of these laws.

  • This legislation will end that disaster.

  • Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee voted in favor of the bill, saying on Twitter Friday, Quote.

  • Decriminalization makes our justice system more fair.

  • The Democratic majority House voted 228 to 164 largely along party lines toe lift the federal prohibition.

  • But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, is an opponent of the change, meaning a decriminalization proposal is unlikely to see Senate action.

  • That's unless Democrats managed to win both Georgia Senate seats and with them Senate control in a January 5th runoff election.

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