House reintroduces bill to decriminalize cannabis, create social equity programs – NBC News
After voting overwhelmingly to decriminalize cannabis in the federal level, congressional leaders reintroduced a bill Friday to attack marijuana in the record of controlled materials and invest in communities affected by the so-called drug warfare.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021, also known as the MORE Act, which would also remove criminal penalties, transparent criminal records and make social equity plans focused on fixing damage to individuals and communities impacted by years of prohibition.
“As I introduced the MORE Act Congress, many states around the nation, including my home state of New York, have proceeded to legalize marijuana,” Nadler said in an statement. “Our federal laws need to maintain this pace.”