House Committee Approves Landmark Bill Legalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, to decriminalize and legalize marijuana. The measure will also set up grant programs for job training, substance abuse treatment, and legal aid. It will also make marijuana available to veterans and small businesses with low-income owners. And it will allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana.

The legislation is similar to the original version passed last year by the Senate, with modest changes to clarify the language. However, the committee debated other issues, including COVID-19 vaccines, abortion policy, and police violence protests. One of the most notable differences between the two versions of the bill is the way it addresses taxation and grant funds. Rep. Thomas Massie, a libertarian-leaning lawmaker, has called the marijuana legislation “a boon for the cannabis industry” while opposing any new government programs.

The House committee approved the bill largely unchanged from the previous version of the legislation. After passing the chamber last year, the bill was reintroduced in the House as the MORE Act. But, since Democrats have lost control of the Senate, the MORE Act won’t become law. The legislation would have to start over in the House next year. If that happens, the more conservative members of the Senate might be more resistant to a major change in marijuana policy.

The underlying legislation passed without any major changes. It remains a work in progress, as the more recent revisions will not affect the legalization of marijuana at the federal level. The passage of the MORE Act will likely make it easier for states to regulate it, and will open up the multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. Nevertheless, a Democratic-led Senate has little chance of ratifying the measure.

The proposed legislation includes a 5% tax on retail sales of marijuana. This tax would increase to eight percent in three years. The revenue would go to the Opportunity Trust Fund, which would fund re-entry services, legal aid, and health education programs. There are several social equity components and a special Office of Cannabis Justice in the bill. This legislation will not only create a more equal society for all, but it will also protect minorities from discrimination.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the MORE Act, a bill that legalizes marijuana at the federal level and eliminates federal criminal penalties. The MORE Act also provides for automatic expungement of prior convictions and the decriminalization of cannabis-related offenses. It will also make it easier to obtain loans and work permits from banks. These changes are a step in the right direction, but it will require additional votes from the Senate to pass through Congress.

The MORE Act has 76 cosponsors. It has been referred to eight other panels. It has passed the first stop in the last Congress but has not passed any other stop. In the meantime, it is expected to pass the bill and clear the next stop in the Senate. In the coming days, the MORE Act may be passed. The MORE Act has passed the first step. It will now move to the Senate.

The MORE Act has 76 cosponsors. Currently, the bill is awaiting a House vote. Despite the obstacles and delays, the MORE Act is a welcome step forward for legalizing marijuana. The act will eliminate federal criminal penalties for the use of marijuana and create a process to remove prior convictions for cannabis. A successful passage will allow the legislation to be passed by the full Senate.

After passing the bill, the MORE Act has been referred to eight other panels. Currently, the bill has already cleared the first stop in the last Congress. It still needs to clear the other eight stops. The MORE Act is still a long way to go, and the legislation is a step in the right direction. The MORE Act will help us fight the stigma and the drug wars and it will improve our economy.