For the second time in its history, the US House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive bill that will end the federal ban on marijuana. The house of Commons passed the marijuana opportunity, reinvestment and elimination (more) act by 220 votes to 204, which will remove the plant from the federal controlled substances act and provide the industry with more billions of dollars in business opportunities and access to traditional banking services. The more bill not only legalizes marijuana, but also reinvests communities hurt by the drug war and criminalizes the elimination of some marijuana. "As voters' support for legal marijuana reaches an all-time high and more and more states no longer ban marijuana, we commend the house of representatives for taking this step again to modernize our federal marijuana policy," Aaron Smith, chief executive of the national marijuana Industry Association, said in a statement.
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