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Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:35 PM

House will vote on cannabis legalization bill in December

Source: Politico

A bill to remove federal penalties on marijuana and scrap some cannabis-related records will receive a vote on the House floor in December, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

In a letter to colleagues Monday, Hoyer outlined the legislative schedule for the lame-duck session in November and December.

"The House will vote on the MORE Act to decriminalize cannabis and expunge convictions for non-violent cannabis offenses that have prevented many Americans from getting jobs, applying for credit and loans, and accessing opportunities that make it possible to get ahead in our economy," the letter read.

Hoyer's letter did not specify which week the vote will come up, but the House is scheduled to be in session Dec. 1-4 and Dec. 7-10.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-will-vote-on-cannabis-legalization-bill-in-december/ar-BB1aQKSk?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP



Another bill Moscow Mitch will probably kill if it passes the House.

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Reply House will vote on cannabis legalization bill in December (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 9 OP
jmowreader Nov 9 #1
Polybius Nov 10 #2
SergeStorms Nov 10 #3
jmowreader Nov 15 #6
TexasBushwhacker Nov 15 #7
Withywindle Nov 15 #10
Yeehah Nov 10 #4
Maxheader Nov 10 #5
Yeehah Nov 15 #8
ProfessorGAC Nov 15 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:19 PM

1. This sounds like something that should wait until the next term

There's too big a risk this will remind Trump he hasn't raided the San Francisco dispensaries yet.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:11 AM

2. Biden opposes this

Perhaps he'll change his mind.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 07:16 AM

3. He's changed his mind on that.

He used to be dead set against it, but he's softened in the past year. I think he finally "woke" to the fact that marijuana arrests disproportionately effect people of color, and add another hurdle to their employment opportunities. There's absolutely no logical reason for marijuana to be a schedule one drug along with heroin, methamphetamine etc.

That's what I read during the primary contests anyway. Whether he's still onboard with that decision is unknown. He has so many things to clean up after the Trump debacle it may take quite some time to get to it.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

6. Believe it or not, meth is a Schedule II drug

Desoxyn (methamphetamine HCl 5 mg tablets) can be prescribed as a last-line-of-defense treatment for ADHD. They don't like to use it because it is so powerful, but if nothing else works putting the kid on meth usually will.

Cocaine is also a Schedule II drug, used as an anesthetic and vasoconstrictor. The Academy of Otolaryngology says there's nothing that compares to coke.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:01 PM

7. Yup. I had surgery to open up my nasal pasages

and they used cocaine soaked swabs pushed WAY up there.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:23 PM

10. Yes, this and also

It's probably been pointed out to him that lots of states have legalized it locally and the sky hasn't fallen.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:15 AM

4. 2020 and we're still waiting on rational drug laws

in the "land of the free."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:26 AM

5. Old story...


Ya got something growing in your backyard that might provide

relief from whatever, and it's illegal. Medicinal pot should be

legal in all 50...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:15 PM

8. Rational drug laws?

How many lives have been needlessly ruined due to the insane "war on (some) drugs?"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:04 PM

9. Finally!

About 70 years late, but I'll take whatever progress we can make.

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