Dem predicts pot will be legal in five years

A Democratic lawmaker is predicting that the federal government will decriminalize marijuana within the next five years.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) tells The Hill that "the decriminalization train has left the station," and marijuana will be removed as a Schedule I controlled substance — where it is currently listed alongside substances like heroin.

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"I fully expect within the next five years that it will be rescheduled, or delisted and I think we will have a system where states around the country will be able to do what they want with marijuana and I think this is going to be all over within five years," Blumenauer said in an on-camera interview.

Watch Blumenauer discuss the matter with The Hill's Molly Hooper in the video above.