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

Rep. Nikema Williams: ‘We must undo the damage from our failed war on drugs’

By: - April 1, 2022 6:10 pm

The House bill would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, expunge convictions for federal marijuana crimes and add a 5% federal sales tax that would fund programs meant to improve communities harmed by marijuana prohibition. Photo by Sean Gallup/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.