Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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The witness called by the Republican caucus is Neal Levine.The Judiciary Committee is chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), whose support of marijuana policy reform dates back to the ’70s when he was a state lawmaker in New York.The Subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Malik Barnett, Dr. Tags: , , David Nathan.

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WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America:  Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy.

“For the first time in recent memory, there will be a candid conversation in the Judiciary Committee about the failures of marijuana prohibition in the United States and how people have been impacted,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “We look forward to working with the subcommittee to best inform the conversation in committee next week and the public at large on the implications of how Congress should move forward.”

Currently, there are dozens of pieces of legislation that have been filed to address aspects of the prohibition and criminalization of cannabis, ranging from tweaks to allow for scientific research into the plant to...

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