Marijuana in the US – level 2

14-09-2020 15:00

Marijuana is a drug made from the dried leaves or flowers of the hemp plant. People often smoke it or eat it in food.

Marijuana is legal in eleven US states, and now, there is a chance that it will be legal in all US states. It is a historic moment because the House will vote on it for the first time. However, first, Congress must approve it, and some members of Congress said that they would not do it.

If the government makes marijuana legal, officials will take marijuana off the list of controlled substances. Also, the MORE Act of 2019 means that judges could clear some marijuana cases. However, each US state can decide if it will make marijuana legal or not.

Difficult words: the House (one of the parts of US government), Congress (one of the parts of US government), controlled substance (a drug that a government controls).

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