NASW supports the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884), which the U.S. House of Representatives
passed in December 2019.
The legislation seeks to decriminalize marijuana.
Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under
the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an
individual who manufactures, distributes or possesses marijuana. The
legislation also expunges prior marijuana convictions, and invests in
communities that have been targeted for 50 years by the war on drugs.
NASW warmly welcomes the Biden-Harris administration and the 117th Congress. We are delighted to share our recommendations outlining urgently needed policy solutions in 21 issue areas.
Read NASW's Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress
The establishment of reasonable and more effective drug policies associated with the criminal justice system should be of great interest to the social work profession.
Read the Social Justice Brief