Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week

Federal Marijuana Reform Will Get Another Congressional Hearing Next Week

Comprehensive marijuana reform will be at the center of another congressional hearing next week, a key committee announced on Wednesday. Two months after the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill sponsored by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the issue will be the subject of another discussion in an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee. The topic will be taken up by the panel’s Subcommittee on Health on January 15. “As public opinion continues to evolve and cannabis policies change at all levels of government, it’s important to bring federal agency officials together to discuss current and future federal cannabis policies,” Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) said in a joint statement. “We’re particularly interested in examining the implications of changing marijuana’s schedule listing, the potential of cannabis research, and federal efforts to review and approve cannabidiol products.” NEWS: Health Subcommittee announces a legislative hearing on current and future federal cannabis policies. — Energy and Commerce Committee (@EnergyCommerce) January 8, 2020 It’s not clear if the hearing, titled the “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade,” will focus on specific legislation such as the MORE Act.…

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