|July 23, 2019|
American Government 101 is pretty clear: the Chair of a committee can single-handedly determine if a bill is going to be called for a vote or not.
Never in American history has the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee introduced a bill to end federal marijuana criminalization.
Today, that has changed with the actions of Representative Jerry Nadler and his introduction of The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act.
After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace. All we have to show for the war we have waged on marijuana is the egregious harms it has wrought upon tens-of-millions of our fellow citizens.
Over 200 members have cosponsored one piece of legislation or another having to do with marijuana policy, but with the introduction of The MORE Act, Rep. Nadler has drawn the line in the sand. Tell your members of Congress to get on the right side of history and co-sponsor the Chairman’s bill!
By passing the MORE Act, Congress can begin to remedy the pain caused by the criminalization of marijuana. This bill provides a real federal solution by fully descheduling cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and providing relief to those suffering under the collateral consequences of having a marijuana charge on their record by facilitating the process of expungements.
The American public is overwhelmingly ready to legalize marijuana. We are ready to legalize marijuana.
Are your members of Congress? Send a message now!
We’ll keep you posted as more updates and news breaks, but with the August recess coming up, you deserve to know where your federal elected officials stand.
Onward to victory,