Bill to decriminalize, legalize weed heads to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to decriminalize and legalize marijuana at the federal level.

Most states, including New York and Massachusetts, have already taken such steps either for medicinal or recreational purposes.

The House voted yesterday, 220-204.

The bill would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and force courts to clear any related convictions.

The democratic measure faces an uncertain future in the 50-50 Senate.