Is the age of nationwide legal cannabis here? In a historic move, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that decriminalize marijuana across the United States: The MORE Act – Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement act of 2019.
This historic legistlation will remove cannabis from Schedule 1, allow individual states to govern their own marijuana policies, and expunge prior cannabis related convictions.
The Democrat controlled House is very likely to pass this bill but it faces an uncertain future in the Republican controlled Senate. Of course, the final version of the bill is certain to be very different from the current draft, once it goes through the various committees likely to claim jurisdiction.
What can you do help the MORE act move forward? The best way is to reach out to your legislator in the House and Senate and express your support for the MORE act. Letters, emails, and phone calls make a difference! Second, spread the word on the social media platforms about how important this legislation is and why you support it.