The Marijuana Justice Act was just reintroduced into the House and Senate. It would legalize weed nationwide.
If passed, the Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the US Controlled Substances Act, thereby ending federal criminalization of cannabis.
If passed, this would allow medical research about the value of cannabis in the US. It would also bring about criminal justice reform in this country.
It would expunge federal convictions specific to marijuana possession and allow individuals currently serving time in federal prison for marijuana-related offenses to petition the court for resentencing.
More Americans are arrested for marijuana possession than for murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery (all violent crimes) — combined. And black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for it than white Americans.
Ten states and DC have legalized cannabis for recreational usage. And the use of medical marijuana is approved in 33 states and DC.