On September 18th, The Hill newspaper reported that the vote on a bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level in the United States has been postponed by Senators from the Democratic Party of the country.
According to the journalists of the publication, the ballot on this bill was supposed to take place in the House of Representatives of the US Congress. However, some Democratic senators, who adhere to more centrist views, were worried about the possibility of such a vote before the legislators finished work on a new package of measures to stimulate the American economy during the pandemic-related crisis. It is also stated that the legalization of marijuana voting will now be held after the US presidential elections, which will be held in November.
Currently, the laws in the United States at the federal level prohibit the possession and use of marijuana, since the latter is considered a narcotic drug. In more than 30 other states, selling and using marijuana for medical purposes is allowed. In most cases, the use of cannabis is allowed for people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a number of other diseases, as well as for recovery processes after a stroke, a number of injuries and depression.