Update: The MORE Act has moved out of the House Judiciary Committee with minor changes and a recommendation of pass 24-10.
Here’s a link to a letter of support you can very easily send to your representatives. I have already submitted mine. Please join me.
The House Judiciary Committee announced today that it has scheduled a hearing on a cannabis policy reform bill known as the MORE Act. This Wednesday at 10:00am the most comprehensive federal legislation to date will be voted on in committee before being referred to the full Senate for a vote.
This legislation (the MORE Act) will not only remove cannabis from scheduling entirely by removing it from the Controlled Substances list, but it will include vital reforms such as expungements of cannabis convictions. It will also attempt to bring some justice through grants and other small business aid for those people personally affected by cannabis prohibition.
This is just the beginning for this important legislation. It has a long way to go, but this is the farthest a bill of this scope has ever been. The MORE Act is expected to pass a full vote in the House soon before heading to the Senate where it faces a republican majority and considerably more challenging atmosphere. Still, it is very promising. With the cannabis banking bill being received well earlier this year, congressional leaders must now show that they not only serve the money of the cannabis industry. A supermajority of everyday Americans (67%) favor cannabis decriminalization and justice reform, and 2020 is an election year.
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