The MORE Act is set for a vote during Congress’s lame duck period. Among many fixes, the bill would remove weed from the Controlled Substances Act’s schedules and expunge related criminal convictions. Make America Like California Again!
In July, while still the junior senator from California, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act. If Harris wasn’t on the Presidential ticket, the upcoming vote might not be a conversation.
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- On Monday Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) announced the bill would be brought to the floor of Congress. Hoyer didn’t offer a specific timeline for voting.
- In addition to de-scheduling weed and expunging records, it would allocate tax revenue to help disadvantaged communities, as well as open cannabis research avenues, and it would allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend MED.
- A vote had been planned for September but was shelved so Congress could focus on COVID relief. There is, at press time, no COVID relief bill.
- Tommy Chong insists the Trump storyline cannot avoid a prison setting. Hear him out; dude’s been ahead of the curve on so many things.