Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Will Get A Congressional Vote Next Week, Leader Announces

The legislation would also create a pathway for resentencing for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses.

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Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Will Get A Congressional Vote Next Week, Leader Announces

As currently written, the MORE Act, whose lead sponsor is Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), would federally deschedule cannabis, expunge the records of those with prior marijuana convictions and impose a federal five percent tax on sales, revenue from which would be reinvested in communities most impacted by the drug war.

The legislation would also create a pathway for resentencing for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses, as well as protect immigrants from being denied citizenship over cannabis and prevent federal agencies from denying public benefits or security clearances due to its use.

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