Third GOP Congressman Pledges To Vote For Marijuana Legalization Bill On House Floor This Month

Third GOP Congressman Pledges To Vote For Marijuana Legalization Bill On House Floor This Month

A third Republican congressman said he will be voting in favor of a marijuana legalization bill that the House is set to take up later this month.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK), cochair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, said in an interview with Alaska Public Media last week that he’s supportive of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would federally legalize marijuana and promote social equity.

“It’s a big vote. And we’re going to pass that, I’m confident. What’ll happen with it afterward, I don’t know,” he said. “I’m one to believe that when people vote on something—as they did in the state of Alaska—we ought to recognize people’s will and follow through with it.”

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Published at Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:00:15 +0000

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