House Democrats postpone cannabis legalization bill until post-election

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A group of moderate Democrats had privately urged Democratic leadership to pull the MORE Act vote amid worries about how it could backfire at the ballot. The MORE Act had become politicized in recent weeks, with Republicans criticizing the Democrat-controlled House for voting on a cannabis bill when Congress still hasn’t passed a new round of coronavirus stimulus relief. Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election.  Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network Want to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of cannabis?

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Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election.

The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would have effectively legalized cannabis nationwide and expunged cannabis-related records, was set for a vote this month in the House of Representatives, but that won’t happen until later this year.

The MORE Act had become politicized in recent weeks, with Republicans criticizing the Democrat-controlled House for voting on a cannabis bill when Congress still hasn’t passed a new round of coronavirus...

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