The catch, says Massie, is that leadership will not allow such a vote to occur. "A change in leadership could mean that issue gets resolved tomorrow," asserts Massie.
No matter the current resistance by leadership, Massie predicts "the federal prohibition on the marijuana plant will be gone within a decade," due to states taking the lead against prohibition rather than because of the bravery of legislators in Washington, DC.
In the House of Representatives, Massie has supported ending the US government's war on marijuana. A focus of that support has been Massie's efforts to end US government prohibition on the growing of industrial hemp.
In the House, leadership has prevented marijuana prohibition roll back bills from reaching the floor for debates and votes. The House Rules Committee has also blocked many amendments seeking to chip away at marijuana prohibition from being considered on the House floor during debate of other legislation, such as appropriations bills.