Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition Clears Final Committee Ahead of Floor Consideration

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Washington, DC – PRESS RELEASE: Members of the House Rules Committee have advanced the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, H.R. 3884, which removes marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws. The legislation is expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives later this week.

“The historic nature of today’s progress cannot be overstated,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “For the first time in American history, the public will see the ‘People’s House’ vote to end the senseless, cruel and racist policy of marijuana criminalization and prohibition.

“We give our thanks to the leadership of Rules Committee Chairman, Jim McGovern, and to the hundreds of other members of Congress, their staffs and other advocates and allies who worked diligently to ensure that we made it to this moment,” Strekal concluded.

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