Political and Legislative

The House Is Expected to Pass Legislation to Legalize Marijuana This Week

The House is poised to pass legislation this week that would legalize marijuana, just the latest example of the swiftly changing attitudes on drug laws that marks a near reversal from the Reagan-era “war on drugs” that also reverberated through the 1990s.

The bill legalizing marijuana has near-uniform support among Democrats and a top ally in  Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), who has been aiming to introduce a similar measure this spring.  

And it’s just one of several pieces of legislation that underlines the shift in Congress’s attitude — a change that has come about in part because of the way past drug laws have disproportionately hit minority communities.

Read the source article at The Hill

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