The Democratic-controlled Home has voted to dam the Justice Division from interfering with states which have legalized marijuana for leisure use.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Home has voted to dam the Justice Division from interfering with states which have legalized marijuana for leisure use.

The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who’ve unsuccessfully pressed the concept up to now beneath GOP management of the Home. Though 11 states have legalized marijuana for private use, possessing and promoting the drug stays a federal offense. Lawmakers have already enacted protections for the 47 states the place medical marijuana is authorized in some type or one other.

About The Writer: