Major Marijuana Bill On the Docket

Major Marijuana Bill On the Docket

America has been hotly debating the merits of legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Movements to press forward with that measure have ensued.

The House Judiciary Committee just passed a bill that, if passed, would decriminalize marijuana nationwide. This would open up more possibilities for states to create their own legislation surrounding the issue. The “Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019,” also called MORE, was introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), co-sponsored by over 50 lawmakers and passed through committee 24-10.

This is the first time a bill of MORE’s kind has gotten this far at the federal level. However, the bill must still pass through the House, the Senate, and be signed into law by President Trump. Trump has openly opposed the federal legalization of marijuana in the past, but he’s also been known to change his mind.

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