420 with CNW – Congress Could Vote on Marijuana Legalization in September

July 28, 2020 15:25:17

Last year, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler teamed up with Senator Kamala Harris to file legislation that would end federal prohibition of cannabis in the country and seek to repair some of the damage done by the decades’ long war on drugs. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (“MORE”) Act would remove marijuana and THC from the Controlled Substances Act, provide for the expungement and resentencing of prior marijuana convictions and prevent federal agencies from using cannabis as a reason to deny access to benefits or citizenship status for immigrants.

According to multiple sources familiar with the lawmaker’s plans, the Leadership of the House of Representatives is moving toward holding a floor vote on the bill in September. The bill has already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee, a move that observers stated would set the stage for a full floor vote. The coronavirus pandemic has already stalled legislative efforts on various issues, including cannabis legalization efforts in several states, but sources…


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