Just this Election Day, four more states legalized recreational pot, joining eleven others (plus DC) that have already made the move.
The House is expected to vote on a bill that will remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, which currently ranks pot alongside opiates and heroin as a highly dangerous drug.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) is sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler.
The New York Democrat hopes that the MORE Act will end current conflicts between state and federal laws, allowing states to set their own marijuana policies.
"It’s coming at a time when Americans are recognizing how hopelessly flawed the criminal justice system is."
By relaxing the federal code and expunging records, the MORE Act can help heal communities ravaged by draconian drug policy.
While the MORE Act enjoys support in the Democrat-controlled House, it may have a tougher time passing through the Republican-controlled Senate.
Whether the bill makes it to the Senate or beyond, most Americans have already embraced more lenient views on the drug.