The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act in a 228-164 vote. This vote marks the first time in half a century that a chamber of Congress has voted on a bill to end the federal prohibition of marijuana.
The U.S. House Rules Committee voted to advance the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. The bill is expected to receive a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, December 4, marking the first-ever floor vote in Congress to end federal prohibition.
Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota have legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older, as voters in each state approved their respective ballot initiatives at the ballot box. South Dakota also passed a medical marijuana initiative and became the first state in American history to enact both policies on the same day. The Marijuana Policy Project was instrumental in the Montana and South Dakota campaigns.
Montana voters have approved two complementary ballot initiatives that will legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adults aged 21 and over. Montana becomes the 15th state to legalize marijuana for adults, joining Arizona, New Jersey, and South Dakota in passing legalization on Election Day 2020.