If the question of whether the United States should legalize marijuana at the federal level was put to a vote tomorrow, it would pass with flying colors. At least in the court of public opinion. Some of the latest national polls indicate that around 66% of the population supports the idea of weed being taxed and regulated like alcohol. Unfortunately, though, there is presently no such ballot process that allows the citizens of this country to cast a vote intended to change the federal laws in America.

No sir, it’s up to our elected officials in Congress to do that, so it sometimes takes a small miracle to get anything accomplished. This means controversial issues like marijuana reform are often ignored. Yet, the “we’re not hearing it” attitude is changing. Some believe weed will be legal nationwide within the next two years. But what exactly needs to transpire on Capitol Hill for that…

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