House Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana (Again)

House Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana (Again)

Wait, didn’t this happen two years ago?

CultureApril 22, 2022 By Marshall Dunham

After many trials, tribulations, and aired grievances, the U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that aims at decriminalizing marijuana… again.

The house passed the bill on April 1, leading many to wonder if it was all an elaborate April Fool’s joke; a hilarious long con intended to solely entertain the pedophilic elite that are America’s politicians.

However, after waiting a few days, we think it’s fair to say that this wasn’t an elaborate prank created by Kamala Harris so that she could continue to laugh at petty cannabis offenders. This is the real deal.

According to CNN, the House passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was originally a bill sponosered by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

An earlier version of the measure was voted in back in 2020, but stalled in the Republican controlled senate.

And for the record, that definitely isn’t going to happen again this time. There’s no way that a Senate filled with Republicans would squash our dreams twice in two years. We wouldn’t dream of it.

This edition of the bill was voted through the House with a vote of 220 to 204. The previous bill passed through the house passed 228 to 164.

So, to answer your question, yes. The house definitely has the capability to pass the bill with 420 votes, they just don’t want to.

The MORE Act would do a variety of things to cannabis and its market in the United States. For instance, the bill expunges the record of people convicted of non-violent cannabis offenses, remove cannabis from the list of federally-controlled substances, and imposes a tax on federal marijuana sales.

But that’s not all, in addition to the obvious ones, the bill does a ton for those impacted by the war on drugs, such as establishing trust funds to support those victimized by the aforementioned "war," as well as prohibiting the denial of federal benefits to those convicted of cannabis-based offenses.

“Senate Democrats have a similar legalization bill in the upper chamber, but neither that bill nor the House-passed MORE Act is expected to clear the 60-vote threshold for passage in the Senate,” reads the article from CNN.

So see Grandma? When we say things like “Republicans ruin everything,” we don’t mean literally everything. We just mean that they let cannabis decriminalization measures stall out in the senate, and in 2022, that may as well be everything.