420 with CNW — Congress Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

December 9, 2020 04:25:19

After decades of prohibition and harsh anti-cannabis policing, the House of Representatives has passed landmark legislation that would decriminalize cannabis federally. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler last July, seeks to repair some of the damage caused by the decades-long war on drugs. The bill would delete marijuana from the Schedule I Class of controlled substances in addition to expunging the records of those with prior nonviolent, cannabis-linked convictions.

In the House, the bill ultimately passed along party lines, with…


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