Bipartisan Lawmakers File Amendments To Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Up For House Vote This Week

Bipartisan Lawmakers File Amendments To Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Up For House Vote This Week
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Congressional lawmakers on both sides are the aisle are already filing proposed amendments to a bill that would federally legalize marijuana that’s up for a House floor vote this week. The proposals are mostly related to researching the impacts of the policy change, though one Democratic-led measure from a lawmaker who has previously voted against legalization would maintain certain federal cannabis penalties. The House Rules Committee meeting where the amendments will be either blocked from further consideration or advanced toward votes by the full body was originally scheduled for Monday, but that’s now been pushed back to Wednesday. So far, five amendments have been introduced—but it’s possible that more will be filed in the days to come. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), already passed the House in 2020, but it did not advance in the Senate. It cleared the sponsor’s panel again this session in September. Leadership confirmed late last week that the House would again hold a vote on the measure this week, and majority and minority leaders of the Judiciary Committee then released a nearly 500-page report on what the legislation would accomplish and outlining arguments for and against the reform. Now, with a floor vote imminent, lawmakers are seeking changes. Here’s a description of what the proposed revisions would do:  Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) filed an amendment that would require the transportation secretary and attorney general to develop and publish “best practices for the recognition and testing of drivers impaired by marijuana” before any provision of the legalization bill could take effect, according to the text. That last component is important, as it’s the only amendment so far that would make legalization contingent on the completion of a study. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), one of…

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