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The United States House of Representatives will be voting on removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, along with erasing certain criminal records related to marijuana in September, according to the Hill.

Marijuana is currently listed a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, along with other drugs like ecstasy, LSD, and heroin. However, this bill if passed will possibly reduce the legal repercussions of marijuana usage.

Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris spoke on the upcoming vote, saying, “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime. We need to start regulating marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions from the records of millions of Americans, so they can get on with their lives.”

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