Many of us thought we would never see the day:
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalize marijuana federally.
The score of the vote was 220 “yes” to 204 “no.”
217 Democrats and three Republicans voted “yes,” while 201 Republicans and three Democrats voted “no.”
The mirroring bill in the Senate faces what many are calling an uncertain future, as even some of Schumer’s own caucus like Senator Joe Manchin have expressed skepticism over the bill.
That name in particular is one Schumer would probably need to meet the 60-vote threshold bills are required to clear in the Senate.
Perhaps more importantly than legalizing the plant, the House bill would expunge marijuana-related offenses from people’s records and formally remove the drug from America’s list of controlled substances.
The legislation would also apply a 5% federal tax on marijuana that would increase to 8% in the future.
Eighteen American states already allow the drug for recreational purposes.
Source: Just The News