Alaska's Young among 5 in GOP who voted to decriminalize pot


December 10, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s longest-serving Republican representative was one of only five members of his party who voted in favor of a U.S. House bill to decriminalize marijuana nationwide.

Congressman Don Young voted in favor of the reform bill that passed the House 228-164 Friday, but is unlikely to go further before Congress adjourns for the year, Alaska Public Media reported Sunday.

The bill would decriminalize and tax marijuana, or cannabis, at the federal level — reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial dis...

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