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House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level



Details on the MORE Act:

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or MORE Act, a bill that would remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 drugs on the Controlled Substances Act.

  • The MORE Act creates a 5% sales tax on marijuana.

  • Expunge the records of people with prior marijuana convictions.

  • Allow states to create their own marijuana policy.

  • The legislation passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24-10, with two House Republicans, Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) voting with the Democrats, according to CBS News.


Reaction:



Rep. Barbara Lee calls the #MOREAct is a "HUGE step forward":