NORML Hope Committee Development Will Smooth Passage of MORE

NORML Hope Committee Development Will Smooth Passage of MORE

We’d be a little more cautious as DC is as about as partisan as it can get at the moment with impeachment and Iran. Practicalities like MORE may well get lost in the wash. We shall see Here’s the latest update from NORML We’re writing today to let you know that the House Small Business Committee is waiving its jurisdiction on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. Why is this significant? When a piece of legislation is introduced, it gets assigned to one or multiple congressional committees, depending on what types of policy it impacts. Then, the members of each of these committees must vote in favor of it before it moves to the floor for a full chamber vote. By waiving their jurisdiction, the Small Business Committee is de-facto advancing the bill — thus increasing the prospects that the MORE Act will receive a full House vote in the near future. The House Small Business Committee is the first congressional committee to waive jurisdiction on the MORE Act since it was passed by the Judiciary Committee last November. The MORE Act represents the first time ever that a bill to end federal criminalization has passed out of…

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