420 with CNW — Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill to Get Floor Vote in December

November 13, 2020 04:25:15

Steny Hoyer, a U.S. representative from Maryland and the House Majority Leader, wrote a letter to his colleagues providing details about the upcoming legislative session, slated to run November to December. That letter indicated that the long-awaited floor vote on federal marijuana legalization will happen, though he didn’t mention exactly when that’s likely to be during the brief session.

In his letter, Hoyer explains that the House will vote on the MORE Act. This bill seeks not only to decriminalize marijuana but also to create a pathway for the expungement of nonviolent, marijuana-related convictions that have made it nearly impossible for scores of Americans to secure employment, access credit or even find appropriate housing. These bottlenecks have prevented the affected people from contributing…


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