Federal Bill Decriminalizes Marijuana

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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.

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