In fact, the successful passage of legalization in New York alone would represent a massive shift at both the state and federal levels. Right now, six percent of US House members represent New York State, and seven percent of all Congressional House Committee and Subcommittee Chairs are from New York. Ending marijuana prohibition in the Empire State will turn a lot of those lawmakers into strong allies.
This week, a letter led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Don Beyer, Jared Huffman, Mondaire Jones, Barabara Lee, and cosigned by 25 other members, called on the Biden Administration to “…act within its power to stop legitimizing unfair cannabis laws.”
Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), along with 27 other members of the Upper Chamber, reintroduced The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in the U.S. Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, recorded a video outlining their plan to introduce comprehensive legislation to repeal federal marijuana criminalization and expunge the records of those with federal cannabis convictions.
Right now, the USPS is accepting public comment until March 20th, and the fix is relatively simple. The USPS simply needs to clarify that these new changes do not include non-nicotine vaporization devices.
On Monday, March 8th, Representative Brenden Boyle (PA-02) introduced legislation (HR 1614) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act by removing marijuana offenses as grounds of inadmissibility or consideration in a good moral character determination, among other legal changes.
In the recently published questions for the record (QFRs) to Judge Merrick Garland from members…
Members of the House Rules Committee have advanced the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which removes marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act — thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws. The legislation is expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives later this week.