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House Judiciary Committee approves bill to legalize marijuana

November 21, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I narcotics, effectively legalizing it at the federal level if passed into law.

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed by a vote of 24-10 following the Committee’s markup, thereby sending the bill to the full Chamber of the House for a vote. According to a press release from the Judiciary Committee, “the MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income communities by decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.”

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