Just over a week ahead of an anticipated House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment,…
Here are four reasons why the upcoming House floor vote on The MORE Act will mark an important and significant milestone in the history of marijuana law reform.
From a present-day Lockean perspective, the responsible use of marijuana by adults in private would no doubt qualify as an activity that the government should not infringe upon.
House lawmakers are preparing for a September floor vote on legislation – The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act a/k/a The MORE Act — to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. The forthcoming vote would mark the first time since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which placed cannabis in the same category as heroin as a Schedule I controlled substance, that a Congressional chamber has voted to remove marijuana from its prohibitive classification.
“Our polling shows bipartisan support for meaningful legislative marijuana reform that would legalize marijuana.”
Kamala Harris is the lead Senate sponsor of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act.
NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box.
This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.”