U.S. House Plans December Vote on the MORE Act

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<![CDATA[The U.S. House is planning a December floor vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, legislation that would federally decriminalize cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act.In a Nov. 9 letter to colleagues, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer outlined the legislative schedule for the lame-duck session in November and December, and said lawmakers will take up the bill next month after postponing a September vote on the legislation.RELATED: Cannabis Industry Awaits U.S. House Vote on the MORE Act“The House will vote on the MORE Act to decriminalize cannabis and expunge convictions for non-violent cannabis offenses that have prevented many Americans from getting jobs, applying for credit and loans, and accessing opportunities that make it possible to get ahead in our economy,” Hoyer wrote in his letter.The MORE Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), cleared the House Judiciary Committee in November 2019, and the long-anticipated House vote could lead to monumental progress for the cannabis industry.In addition to federally decriminalizing cannabis, the MORE Act would require federal courts to expunge prior cannabis-related convictions, and would impose a 5% excise tax on the legal cannabis industry to fund these expungement efforts, as well as…

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