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House Democrats introduce a bill to legalize marijuana and provide ‘restorative justice’ to communities impacted by the war on drugs

By Jeremy Berke

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge the federal arrest records of those incarcerated for marijuana use and possession.

The bill, introduced by California Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna and co-sponsored by twelve House Democrats, is a companion to Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act, which Booker introduced to the Senate in 2017.

Beyond removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, the bill goes a step further to provide “restorative justice,” to communities disproportionately affected by marijuana arrests and create an “inclusive industry from the ground up,” Lee said in a Wednesday afternoon call with reporters.

Read more at Business Insider

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