Congresswoman Craig Cosponsors MORE Act To Decriminalize Federal Marijuana

By: Voice of Alexandria, 7/6/21

(Washington, DC) — Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig is cosponsoring legislation that would decriminalize marijuana on the federal level.

The MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement) would also require resentencing and expungement of prior marijuana convictions. Craig said, “the United States has wasted hundreds of billions of dollars enforcing antiquated drug laws that do not make communities safer or more secure — while targeting communities of color in a particularly unjust and prejudiced manner.” The bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and calls for U.S. Small Business Administration funding for cannabis-related companies.

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