House Majority Whip James Clyburn announced last week lawmakers would be voting on a bill to decriminalize cannabis federally. Clyburn said in an email Friday to lawmakers, the House would take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was first introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, and would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. The act would expunge any prior cannabis-related convictions and inflict a 5-percent sales tax. Then the federal government would reinvest in communities that have been harmed by the “War on Drugs” through the creation of an Opportunity Trust Fund. Clyburn continued to mention in his email, “This fund would include grant programs administered by the Department of Justice and the Small Business Administration to support individuals who have been adversely affected by the War on Drugs, provide assistance to socially and economically disadvantages small business owners, and minimize barriers to marijuana licensing and employment.”

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