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James Clyburn, Majority Whip in the U.S. Home of Representatives, announced this week that the Home will be voting on the Marijuana Chance Reinvestment and Expungement Act (Additional Act) in September 2020.
“During the September operate period, the Home is anticipated to look at H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Chance Reinvestment and Expungement Act (Additional Act),” Clyburn tweeted. “The Additional Act decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. This would let state law to establish the status of marijuana legality for each and every state.”
“The bill also calls for federal courts to expunge prior marijuana-associated convictions and arrests and authorizes the assessment of a five% sales tax on marijuana and marijuana solutions to build an Chance Trust Fund,” Clyburn stated.
The fund would include things like grant applications to help people who have been adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, offer help to disadvantaged compact organization owners, and lessen barriers to marijuana-associated licensing and employment.
BREAKING: The U.S. Home will vote on a bill to get rid of cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.
So that is historic.
Vote date TBD. pic.twitter.com/wTF0m2QZf6
— Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) August 28, 2020