U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law

The measure, which would fix split between federal law and 19 states where recreational marijuana is legal, faces an uphill battle in the Senate

By: - April 1, 2022 1:18 pm
A worker removes leaves from a marijuana plant

In this file photo, David Burr demonstrates removing leaves on marijuana plants to allow more light for growth at Essence Vegas’ 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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