US – A new bill introduced to the House would decriminalize marijuana at a Federal level leaving States to decided how to handle the drug.
The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act (MORE) will be voted on in September by the House of Representatives.
This bill if passed would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. Forcing the states to define the laws around the drug. The Bill also would implement a 5% sales tax and create a “Opportunity trust fund.”
Democrats are supportive of this bill due to the criminal reform development tied to it, allowing processes to expunge prior convictions and review hearing for current offenses.
Eleven states have already legalized weed such as, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan and Vermont.
In Maine if you are an adult Weed is legal to possess up to a certain weight, a individual is legal to give some to others as long as you are not selling it, you can have up to six plants per person growing at your home, you can possess drug paraphernalia, and you can use marijuana on private property.