U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law

By: - April 1, 2022 3:40 pm
Activist holds a flag featuring hemp during protest outside White House

Activists who want federal legislation legalizing marijuana got one step closer to their goal on Friday when the U.S. House passed legislation to legalize weed nationally. Shown here is a member of the group Fourth of July Hemp Coalition, which gathered outside the White House on July 4, 2021, for its annual protest of marijuana prohibition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.