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House Panel Approves Federal Legalization

The federal government is finally catching up with public sentiment. Cannabis legalization is supported by majorities in both parties, so it makes sense that the following thing finally happened.

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.

The legislation, which passed 24 to 10, has a high chance of approval in the full House where Democrats control the chamber with 234 seats. It’s likely to face a tougher battle in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes marijuana legalization.

Oh well, it's a start. If the House passes federal legalization, it more or less gets on the ballot for November 2020. It doesn't make sense for the Senate to block something that enjoys so much support, but it wouldn't be the first time.

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