U.S. House makes historic vote to decriminalize marijuana

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We are now one step closer to the federal decriminalization of cannabis.

Members of the House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884 — the first legalization bill to ever make it to the floor of Congress.

The 228-164 vote fell largely along party lines, with six Democrats voting against the bill and five Republicans voting for it.

The legislation removes marijuana from the…

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