The U.S. Residence of Representatives is organizing a September vote on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and enable the states to make their personal cannabis policies. If passed, the Marijuana Chance, Reinvestment, and Expungement (Extra) Act (H.R. 3884) would take away cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.
In a statement, Residence Majority Whip Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina wrote that for the duration of the week of September 21, “the Residence will take up Chairman Nadler’s Extra Act to support restore justice to millions by decriminalizing marijuana and expunging records of nonviolent federal cannabis convictions.”
The Extra Act
The Extra Act was introduced in the Residence in July 2019 by Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York who serves as the Chairman of the Residence Judiciary Committee. The Senate’s version of the bill was introduced at the very same time by Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democrat from California who is her party’s nominee for Vice President in this November’s election. The bill has 87 co-sponsors in the Residence, such as Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the co-Chairman of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.