2 months after the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act by the House Judiciary Committee, the issue of federal legalization of cannabis will be in discuss again by the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee on January 15.
Since public opinion continues to evolve and cannabis policies change at all levels of government, it is important to bring together representatives of federal agencies to discuss current and future federal cannabis policies,” said Frank Pallone, member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Trade and Chair of the Health Committee.
Anna Eshoo said in a joint statement: We are particularly interested in examining the implications of a change in the classification of cannabis, the potential for research, and federal efforts to review and approve products containing cannabidiol.
Beyond this announcement, the subcommittee has not yet disclosed exactly what bill it might discuss at the hearing. The press also release promises to provide the committee’s memorandum, the list of experts who will testify and a list of bills to be considered, but no details have yet leaked out. The hearing will be broadcast live.
The Energy and Trade Commission’s consideration of cannabis reform is an important and welcome development. Justin Strekal, said “As the MORE Act moves forward. The House is on its way to becoming the first congressional chamber in history to pass a bill . In order to end prohibition.
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Earlier this week, the More Act went one step further after the small business committee agreed to cede jurisdiction over the bill. The chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, who is carrying the bill, told Marijuana Moment that he was “holding conversations” with other committee chairs to see if they would also relinquish jurisdiction, which would allow the bill to move more quickly for a vote.
I don’t think it’s a big problem,” said Nadler. I don’t think it’s a big problem,” said Nadler. We look forward to taking the next step when we’ve done more educational work and have the votes.
Several committees must pass the bill . Including Agriculture, Education, and Labor or Ways and Means before full vote.
Besides , most of these committees have not announced their intention to debate or cede jurisdiction over the bill, leaving its future uncertain. An official of the National Resources Committee told Marijuana Moment that it would “not put us as a potential obstacle” to the success of the bill, however, removing yet another obstacle on the path to federal legalization.