House will vote on removing cannabis from controlled substances list

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Fox 8 on 8/29/2020

In September, the House will vote on removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act as well as erasing some marijuana criminal records, The Hill reports.

The bill would not legalize cannabis. That choice would still be left up to states. Even though the vote will not legalize the drug, it will still be a historic step to reduce legal penalties related to cannabis.

Marijuana is currently legal in 11 states.

The September vote is set to be the first taken by either chamber of Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.