A key House committee plans to vote on a bill to federally legalize marijuana on Wednesday. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act will be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). The development comes one week after the full House voted in favor of a defense spending bill that includes an amendment that would protect banks that service state-legal cannabis businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. Watch the panel discuss the legalization proposal in the video below: While the legislation has largely stayed intact compared to the prior version that passed the chamber last year in a historic vote, there were some modest revisions that were incorporated upon its reintroduction in May. The panel on Wednesday could make additional changes before moving the measure forward. Members of the Judiciary Committee will also be considering nearly a dozen other unrelated pieces of legislation during the meeting.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 09/29/2021 10:16:00