Legalizing Pot Moves to Senate, Tell Cruz and Cornyn How You Feel
Legalizing marijuana on a federal level is currently in uncharted territory. The House recently passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level. There is, of course, still some opposition to the bill. Oddly enough, some of those opposing the bill are pro-legalization. CLICK HERE for more info on why pro-legalization advocates are apparently anti-this-legalization.
The bill passed with 222 Democrats, 5 Republicans, and 1 Libertarian for it, while 158 Republicans, and 6 Democrats voted against it. The bill is called the MORE Act (Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, Expungement) and it would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act and would also eliminate the criminal penalties for those who manufacture, distribute or possess marijuana. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said:
Millions of Americans' lives have been upended as a result of convictions for possessing small amounts of marijuana, and the racial disparities in conviction rates for those offenses are as shocking as they are unjust. That's why we passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act today.
So the vote now heads to the Senate and you can let your Senators know what you think. CLICK HERE to let your voice be heard by Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.
Let's all be completely honest here. The legalization of marijuana is going to happen. It's just a matter of how stubborn states want to be and how long they can hold out. The unfortunate thing is those states that dig in their heels and refuse to change with the times are missing out on a TON of money. It's been shown that in states that have legalized marijuana, they make a ton of money, and use among teens of marijuana is actually down. But of course, some people are so deeply rooted in their beliefs that facts mean nothing.