WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second time the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Marijuana Opportunity and Reinvestment Act (“MORE Act”), voting to end federal cannabis prohibition. Executive Director of the National Cannabis Roundtable Saphira Galoob issued the following statement:
“Far too many Americans have been ensnared in the criminal justice system because of cannabis conduct. The MORE Act should be applauded for its efforts to end the stigma and criminalization of cannabis and we are grateful for the thoughtful consideration House leadership has given to this bill. The bill also lays out clear pathways to increase and ensure equity in cannabis which is critical for the industry’s growth and vitality” said Galoob, “The House of Representatives has shown voters time and time again that they are serious about ending cannabis prohibition and rectifying the problems associated with prohibition that plague individuals and the cannabis industry, like access to banking. We eagerly look forward to working with the Senate to get a cannabis reform bill to the President’s desk and signed into law.”
The MORE Act passed by a vote of 220-204.