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Last week, a group of lawmakers introduced a bill that would reclassify marijuana from a ‘schedule one drug,’ which has high potential for abuse and no medical value, to a ‘schedule two drug.’

A ‘schedule two drug’ has lower potential danger and recognized medical benefits.

Right now, 19 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

In all, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

However, only four states have legalized recreational marijuana use.

President Barack Obama said if enough states reform their marijuana laws, Congress may have to change federal laws that continue to make the drug illegal.

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