According to reports Alaska Rep. Don Young was one of only five Republicans to vote for a bill that would decriminalize marijuana. The bill passed 228-164 in the House on Friday but is unlikely to go further before Congress adjourns in early January. His tweet said, “Today, I helped the House pass the most significant #cannabis reform legislation in decades – the #MOREAct. This bill isn’t perfect, but it takes important steps to safeguard our personal liberties and freedom. Also, Rep. Young’s tweet included a 2019 photo of him touring Alaska grow operation Raspberry Roots. Young, who does not advocate for marijuana use, is nonetheless co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. “I’m a conservative Republican … but I believe in state’s rights,” he said in 2017 when the caucus was announced. He said the federal government should not overrule the voters in his state.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 12/07/2020 22:35:00
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