Historic vote to decriminalize marijuana in the House postponed as moderates pump the brakes

MICHAEL FISCHER / PIXELS

The U.S. House of Representatives’ long-awaiting vote to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level has been postponed until after Election Day, drawing criticism from pot advocates.

The House was scheduled to vote next week on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, expunge some criminal records, and create funding for people and communities impacted by the War on Drugs.

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