Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20

Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020! This week, The US House Small Business Committee has waived its jurisdiction on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. By waiving, 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 passed in a bipartisan 24-10 vote in the Judiciary Committee last November. Read more here.  At the state level, South Dakota’s Secretary of State announced that the proposed constitutional amendment for the legalization of adult use marijuana initiative has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. Mississippi voters will also officially be able to vote on a proposed medical cannabis ballot measure in the November 2020 election. At the local level, Norristown, PA city council approved an ordinance to decriminalize up to 30 grams of marijuana. Prosecutors in Contra Costa County, California will automatically dismiss over 3,000 eligible marijuana-related convictions. Actions to Take Florida Legislation has been pre-filed for 2020, House Bill 25 / Senate Bill 242, to decriminalize the possession of…

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