Cannabis Trade Federation Issue Statement On MORE Act

We have big news from D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives appears poised to hold an historic vote next month to end cannabis prohibition at the federal level! The vote is not guaranteed, so we ask that you send a pre-written email in the next 48 hours, encouraging your Member of Congress to support the MORE Act.
Yesterday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) sent an email to colleagues, indicating that the House would be “voting soon” on H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). The same email asked members to indicate whether they plan to support the bill. As members decide, they need to hear from their constituents.
As currently written, the MORE Act would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act entirely. It would establish a federal excise tax to support a broad range of programs and services, from job training and reentry services to literacy programs and substance abuse treatment services. It provides for expungements and sentence reviews for past cannabis convictions and prohibits the federal government from denying certain benefits or protections based on cannabis use. It would also ensure that cannabis companies, which have been denied Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) assistance during the pandemic, are eligible for Small Business Administration loans in the future.
We applaud the work that has been done on the MORE Act to date and look forward to working with all of our allies to help push this kind of legislation through Congress. Please add your voice to this effort today by sending an email in support of the MORE Act to your representatives in Congress.
Thank you for taking action!

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