WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Home on Friday authorized a invoice to decriminalize and tax marijuana on the federal stage, reversing what supporters known as a failed coverage of criminalization of pot use and taking steps to deal with racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug legal guidelines.

Opponents, principally Republicans, known as the invoice a hole political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up at a time when 1000’s of Individuals are dying from the coronavirus pandemic.

“With all of the challenges America has proper now, (Republicans) suppose COVID reduction ought to be on the ground, however as an alternative, the Democrats put cats and hashish” on the Home ground, stated Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “They’re choosing weed over the employees. They’re choosing marijuana over (offering) the much-needed cash we have to go ahead″ to deal with the pandemic.

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