U.S. House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler Re-introduced MORE Act Friday


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U.S. House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler on Friday reintroduced a social justice-focused marijuana legalization bill known as the MORE Act amid hopes that a newly elected Democratic president and Congress will result in the legislation’s passage.

During the previous Congress, the House passed a similar version of the bill. But the measure went nowhere in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The MORE Act – formally known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement Act – would legalize MJ federally by removing the plant from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

“Since I introduced the MORE Act last Congress, numerous states across the nation, including my home state of New York, have moved to legalize marijuana. Our federal laws must keep up with this pace,” Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a statement.

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