If passed into law, this bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act
A key marijuana legalization bill has returned to Congress. In the House of Representatives on Friday, Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement Act (or MORE Act for short). If passed into law, this bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, decriminalizing it on the federal level.
Nadler, a Democrat, wrote in a statement: “Since I introduced the MORE Act last Congress, numerous states across the nation, including my home state of New York, have moved to legalize marijuana. Our federal laws must keep up with this pace.”
The MORE Act was passed in the House in December, but was not taken up for a vote in the Senate. Since that previous Congress was replaced, the bill must be formally reintroduced, hence Nadler’s latest move.
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