House Dems Delay Vote To Deschedule Marijuana

Law360 (September 17, 2020, 4:15 PM EDT) -- House Democratic leadership on Thursday kicked a floor vote on a historic bill to deschedule marijuana until after the election amid concerns that lawmakers' focus should not be on marijuana reform while Congress is struggling to finalize a new COVID-19 relief package.

The announcement comes some three weeks after House leaders said that the chamber would consider the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, Act during the September work period.

The vote had been tentatively scheduled for the week of Sept. 21, but was absent from the weekly schedule Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer gave the chamber on Thursday, casting...

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