The legalization of marijuana is one step closer to being enacted across the whole United States after being approved by a key committee of the House of Representatives, MarijuanaMoment reported.
- The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, with 26 who favored the proposal and 15 who voted against it.
- The legislation is sponsored by Democrat New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who said the approval is long overdue as this would reverse “failed” federal policies that criminalized marijuana.
- Ranking Member Republic Representative Jim Jordan opposed the proposed law, describing it as a “radical, out-of-touch Democrat priority” and a “marijuana stimulus bill.”
The bill already hurdled the House last year but failed to advance in the Senate, which was then under the control of the Republicans. CNBS is down 1.47%, and MSOS down 1.43%.