Bill decriminalizing marijuana no longer on Democratic-run House’s schedule for next weekPosted by On

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Activists supporting marijuana decriminalization gather by the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8, 2019.


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Top House Democrats are delaying having a vote on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, after previously saying the vote would come next week.

Analysts say the measure won’t become law this year even if the House passes it, as it lacks support in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was advanced in November by the House Judiciary Committee, also aims to expunge prior marijuana convictions and spur re-sentencing hearings for people still under…

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