Third GOP Congressman Pledges To Vote For Marijuana Legalization Bill On House Floor This Month

Third GOP Congressman Pledges To Vote For Marijuana Legalization Bill On House Floor This Month

A third Republican congressman said he will be voting in favor of a marijuana legalization bill that the House is set to take up later this month. Rep. Don Young (R-AK), cochair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, said in an interview with Alaska Public Media last week that he’s supportive of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would federally legalize marijuana and promote social equity. “It’s a big vote. And we’re going to pass that, I’m confident. What’ll happen with it afterward, I don’t know,” he said. “I’m one to believe that when people vote on something—as they did in the state of Alaska—we ought to recognize people’s will and follow through with it.” “I’ve had the privilege of visiting some of my marijuana retailers and producers and see the professionalism which they use,” Young said. “Now, whether it’s good or bad, I’m not going to argue that part. I’ve never used it myself right up front—and I didn’t inhale either. But no, I just I think it’s up to the individual states to make that decision.” The congressman said the upcoming vote is important because “the federal government is trying to enforce some of their federal laws against marijuana, and I’m saying no.” Listen to Young discuss the MORE Act below, starting around 51:48: “As the dean of the House, Don Young’s support for the MORE Act is a huge deal,” Justin Strekal, political director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment, referring to the fact that the…

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