MORE Act Committee Hearing Postponed to March 30

MORE Act Committee Hearing Postponed to March 30
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<![CDATA[The House Rules Committee has postponed a hearing on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act until March 30, which could delay the possibility of a floor vote in the full chamber. In addition, the legislation, House Bill 3617, has received five proposed amendments, ranging from topics of testing impaired drivers to penalizing individuals who sell cannabis to minors and funding studies related to the impacts of legalization. Three of those amendments were offered by Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., who voted against a previous version of the bill in 2020. The Rules Committee had originally scheduled a March 28 hearing for the legislation, which aims to remove cannabis from the U.S. Controlled Substance Act, before moving it back two days. RELATED: MORE Act Vote on Deck in U.S. House, AgainSponsored by U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the bill was first introduced in July 2019 and was passed by the full lower chamber via a 228-164 vote in December 2020. That marked the first time a full body of Congress voted on a broad cannabis decriminalization measure.When House lawmakers announced their intentions last week to move forward with further consideration of the current form of the bill, NORML Political Director Morgan Fox thanked political leaders who’ve advocated for and worked toward cannabis reform. “Advancing this legislation to deschedule marijuana and to help those individuals and communities that have borne the brunt of America’s failed prohibition is pivotal,” Fox said in a statement. “More than two-thirds of Americans support repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana and they deserve to know where our elected officials stand on this issue.”The five amendments introduced for committee consideration include:  Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., submitted a proposal that aims to require the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Attorney General, to develop…

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