House could approve bill decriminalizing marijuana this month, but Senate set to snub itPosted by On

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

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The Democratic-run House could vote this month in favor of a bill that decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level, but analysts say the measure won’t become law this year 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 supervision.

Top House Democrats might decide against having a vote on the…

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