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HOUSE TO VOTE ON LEGALIZATION THIS WEEK

The U.S. House of Representatives is set for a historic vote on the MORE Act, which would legalize cannabis federally and create various equity benefits, while allowing states to open markets at their own pace. 
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  • The Congressional Research Service notes that the law would “create a new divide between federal and state law—essentially the reverse of the current marijuana policy gap, since federal marijuana law would become less strict than some state laws.”
  • However, the bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, especially if the upper chamber remains under Republican control following the two upcoming runoff elections in Georgia.
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In an open letter, the Weed for Warriors Project, an NGO supporting MED access for veterans, expressed opposition to the MORE Act.

  • According to CEO Sean T. Kiernan, taxes and regulations in the bill would make it harder for disabled veterans to afford MED, while giving a tax cut to cannabis executives.
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