Legalization is now a matter of “when”. and that will be soon.

The hearing, titled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need For Reform” was conducted by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

It featured testimony from a number of legalization advocates that stressed out the difficulties faced by cannabis businesses and consumers, despite the fact that more than half of U.S. states have legalized cannabis to some degree.

“It is imperative that we recognize the disparate and ongoing impact of marijuana prohibition on people of color and the barriers it creates for them to take part in the burgeoning legal cannabis market,” Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, said in a statement.

The need to remove cannabis from the Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act was also highlighted as a necessary step.

“Clearly, the Schedule 1 status of marijuana is intellectually dishonest and has been scientifically debunked. The prospect of maintaining marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act is sheer lunacy in the 21st century,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal.

You will note that this news has not been covered on any of the major news sites. Could it be because Rs and Ds mostly agree on the issue?