The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee confirmed on Thursday that he will be reintroducing his bill to legalize marijuana and promote social equity this year. Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made the announcement in his opening statement during a Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing that broadly addressed federal drug policy. He said that this session, he will again file the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. That bill passed the House in a historic vote last year, but it did not advance in the GOP-controlled Senate. Nadler said the legislation will “remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide restorative justice for communities that have been disproportionally impacted by the War on Drugs.”But now with Democrats in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, reform activists want to see certain changes before the cannabis legislation goes to the floor again.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 03/11/2021 16:13:00

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