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Government

House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana

The House on Friday voted to decriminalize cannabis on the federal level and allow for the expungement of some marijuana convictions. Why it matters: The legislation would monumentally reshape U.S. drug policy and the decades-long war on drugs, keeping pace with states across the country that have legalized marijuana. The same bill was passed by the House in 2020 but stalled in the then-Republican-controlled Senate. Driving the news: The bill passed the House 220-204. Three Republicans joined all but two Democrats in passing the bill: Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Tom …
Growing

Texas Activists Turn In Signatures To Put Marijuana Decriminalization On Austin’s 2022 Ballot

Texas activists on Wednesday turned in signatures to place a marijuana decriminalization initiative on Austin’s 2022 ballot. Ground Game Texas, a progressive organization that was established earlier this year, submitted more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the local measure to go before voters in the May 7 election next year. While Austin, as well as other Texas cities like Dallas, have already independently enacted law enforcement policy changes aimed at reducing arrests for cannabis-related offences by issuing citations and summons, the Austin …