Conservative Groups Call For Marijuana Legalization Ahead Of House Vote

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Top representatives from a coalition of four conservative organizations are calling on Congress to federally legalize marijuana as a broad cannabis reform bill advances to a House floor vote this week. Most of the groups are limiting their support to the major thrust of the proposal to deschedule cannabis and let states set their own policies without intervention, however, rather that embracing the full scope of the legislation that includes social equity provisions and a tax on cannabis that have been challenged by select Republican members. Staffers for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Institute for Liberty, Taxpayers Protection Alliance and R Street Institute sent a letter to House leadership on Wednesday that urges lawmakers to “support efforts to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.” We support the MORE Act's provision to de-schedule cannabis, which would restore the right to decide how to regulate the substance to the people and their state representatives. @michelleminton @iChooseLiberty @Protectaxpayers @RSI https://t.co/RFWMkOz6td — Competitive Enterprise Institute (@ceidotorg) December 2, 2020 A bill to accomplish that—the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act—advanced through the House Rules Committee on Wednesday. But while the organizations said they favor the the main crux of the proposal, they “oppose many aspects.” In the letter, the groups noted that “all but two states have legalized or decriminalized cannabis in some form, properly adapting state policies to reflect the needs and opinions of their constituents” and yet “such responsive governance is hampered by the fact cannabis remains federally prohibited.” “Congress has recognized the need to resolve this conflict for many years. Amendments to prevent federal interference in state cannabis regulation enjoy a long history of support among both House Republicans and Democrats. These measures can give states some flexibility to set policies in accordance with the will of their people. But…

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