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The bill's lead sponsor in the Senate is Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.,) the Democratic nominee for vice president.
but the bill is moving forward in the House for a vote this month:
Why is this important? Neither chamber of Congress has ever voted on removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.
“A floor vote on the bill would be the greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishmentin over 50 years,” said Randal Meyer of the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce. ...
Removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act would mean it is no longer illegal at the federal level, but it would not immediately legalize its sale in every state. State and federal agencies would still need to create rules and regulations for the production, marketing and sale of cannabis products, and some states may not allow sales even if the federal ban was removed. ...
this legislation is way overdue to eliminate 50 years of federal stupidity, destroying lives over a victimless 'crime'Does this mean cannabis will be legal? No, the odds of this bill passing in the Senate are still very slim, given the opposition of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...
House set to vote on marijuana legalization - POLITICO