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House Voted to Legalize Marijuana at the Federal Level

Posted by John Rogers | Apr 10, 2022

A bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The bill was passed with a majority of 220 and a minority of 204. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York and it will prevent federal agencies from denying federal workers security clearances for cannabis use, and it will allow the Veterans' Administration to recommend medical marijuana to veterans living with mental illnesses, plus gains revenue by sales taxes on marijuana.  

The bill will also expunge the records of people who were convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses, which some house members admitted has negatively impacted their entire life.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the legislation during her weekly conference telling reports that this bill is “consistent with what is happening in many states across the country.”

It's uncertain whether the bill will be passed by the Senate.

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