House Judiciary Committee Approves Legalization
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House Judiciary Committee Approves Legalization
Posted by CN Staff on November 20, 2019 at 16:15:13 PT
By Marty Johnson
Source: Hill
Washington, D.C. -- The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would effectively make marijuana legal. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 passed by a count of 24-10. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the committee, introduced the bill and has gathered more than 50 co-sponsors of the bill in the House. “Today’s vote marks a turning point for federal cannabis policy, and is truly a sign that prohibition’s days are numbered,” Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, said in a press release.
Under the MORE Act, weed would be removed from the Controlled Substances Act, federally legalizing cannabis across the country. Additionally, past federal cannabis convictions would be required to be expunged. The bill would also establish the Cannabis Justice Office, an organization that would introduce a 5 percent tax on state-legal cannabis sales, among other things.Weed-related businesses, such as dispensaries, would be able to apply for loans and grants through the Small Business Administration.Moreover, Veterans Affairs doctors would be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana in accordance with individual state cannabis laws. Wednesday's vote marks the first time that a congressional committee has voted in approval of the legalization of marijuana.Source: Hill, The (US DC)Author: Marty Johnson Published: November 20, 2019Copyright: 2019 The HillContact: editor thehill.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on November 22, 2019 at 08:38:50 PT
Exactly, the GCW.
I felt joy at this news, but, like you... I've learned to not get my hopes up. It does sound good though! The joy I felt comes from the fact that bills like this never got out of committees before. Usually it was one guy on the committee. One powerful guy. So it this might actually be amazing IF it ever makes it to a full vote in the House and in the Senate. Whats been amazing so far is all the ways a bill can be wounded and/or killed on it's way to a chance at a vote.Recently I read one of those percentage things that said only seven percent of United States citizens still felt that it should be completely illegal and we should punish people over it. I wonder what percentage of people still believe we should torture and murder people we suspect of practicing witchcraft?
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on November 20, 2019 at 17:23:22 PT
See the light
Often, this is a situation where a hurdle has been cleared, which sets up additional hurdles which are unreachable.Years of that has turned Me from being optimistic toward cynical. I know progress is being made but it generally hasn't been taking place through government outlets.On a positive note, boots on the ground have gotten where We are, continue that with things related to this news and We're good.I thought this nightmare would end at any given moment for years.Colorado (& some other's) has seen the light. It's time for America to see the light.
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Comment #1 posted by John Tyler on November 20, 2019 at 16:54:14 PT
a start
That sounds like a start. Where are the Democratic candidates on this?
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