The New Paper

December 7, 2020

House approves marijuana legislation

The House approved legislation that would decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level in a largely party-line vote on Friday. While the bill is not expected to pass in the Senate, it marks the first time that either chamber of Congress has approved a measure that would decriminalize marijuana.

More context: The legislation follows a recent increase in state-level marijuana legislation. 36 states have legalized cannabis for medical use, while 15 states have legalized it for adult recreational use.
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