According to report reaching oyogist.com, the US House of Representative has on Friday 4th of December, 2020 passed a historic bill legalizing the intake and usage of marijuana at the federal level.
The Marijuana Opportunity, Re-investment and Expungement Act bill which was initiated by the House Democrats, contains the provision for “re-assessment of prior marijuana-related convictions”.
The historic bill came as a success story after 228-164 votes with five Republicans voting in favor of the bill while six Democrats voted against the bill.
The bill supporters have also aired their opinion stating that the bill has a slim chance of approval by the Republican Controlled and dominated Senate who would see it as a rejection of the country war on drugs.
According to reports, 36 states including the District of Columbia (DC) has legalised the use of cannabis while 15 states and DC have legalised the use of cannabis for adult recreation.
According to analysts and drug experts, the marijuana bill could influence the President Elect, Joe Biden policies on drugs following the assumption of office in January.