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In the previous Congressional session, members of the House of Representatives made history by passing the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act to repeal the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana.

The bill has a history of bipartisan support. House members approved similar legislation last year by a bipartisan vote of 228-164.

In Wisconsin, the vote for The MORE Act was straight down party lines with Republicans Gallagher, Steil, Grothman, Sensenbrenner (now retired, replaced by Fitzgerald) and Tiffany all voting NO. Democrats Kind, Moore and Pocan (previous and current co-sponsor) all voted YES.

The bill would make other important changes too, such as:

  • Facilitating the expungement of low-level, federal marijuana convictions, and incentivizing state and local governments to take similar actions;
  • Creating pathways for ownership opportunities in the emerging regulated industry as well as other sectors of the economy for local and diversely-reflective entrepreneurs who have been impacted under prohibition through the Small Business Administration grant eligibility;
  • Allowing veterans, for the first time, to obtain medical cannabis recommendations from their VA doctors in states that have an established medical cannabis program;
  • Removing the threat of deportation for immigrants accused of minor marijuana infractions or who are gainfully employed in the state-legal cannabis industry;
  • Providing critical reinvestment grant opportunities for communities that have suffered disproportionate rates of marijuana-related enforcement actions;
  • Protecting and respecting basic rights and civil liberties of cannabis consumers under federal law when it comes to public benefits.

The bill has now been reintroduced as HR 3617 and is awaiting action. Please contact your Representatives and tell them to support its swift passage.

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  1. Today, we have a great bit of news to share with you: The MORE Act, which repeals federal marijuana criminalization, is set to be voted on by members of the powerful House Judiciary Committee soon.

    Wisconsin members on the House Judiciary Committee are:

    Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (R) https://fitzgerald.house.gov/
    (202) 225-5101 Email: http://fitzgerald.house.gov/contact

    and

    Congressman Tom Tiffany (R) https://tiffany.house.gov/
    (202) 225-3365 Email: https://tiffany.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email

    Both Fitzgerald and Tiffany have previously voted no to The MORE Act.

    Despite their past NO vote, we still need to you to make that call or email today. The ‘more’ they hear about marijuana, the more likely they will listen. If we do not act and participate in the process, they have already won. CALL TODAY!

    Tell them “Support and vote yes to HR 3617, The MORE (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement) Act in your upcoming House Judiciary Committee”. It is that simple, one call and 16 simple words, call today.

    This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. We need to push as many members of Congress to cosponsor and publicly support the advancement of this bill. Use the action alert on our website to let you federal elected officials know to support this important piece of legislation.

  2. Congressman Tom Tiffany (R) will be holding Mobile Office Hours:
    Mobile Office Hours:

    Monday, October 4, 2021 – 3:30pm
    St. Croix County Fair Grounds
    210 Fair Grounds Rd
    Glenwood City, WI 54013

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 3:30pm
    Marshfield Public Library
    105 S Maple Ave
    Marshfield, WI 54449

    Do not miss an event by Tiffany again, watch this page, it seems to be updated often! https://tiffany.house.gov/services/events

    1. Great news!

      MORE Act to Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition Heading for a House Floor Vote Next Week!

      This better not be an early April Fools Joke!

      I did just receive notification from a variety of sources that the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act is scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives next week!

      The vote will historically mark the second time that Congress has voted on this issue.

      It is election time again and this vote will show us a great deal about our elected officials and cannabis reform, remember this when it comes your time to VOTE!

  3. The MORE Act passes Congress by 220 YES votes to 204 NO votes with 5 not voting.

    2 Democrats voted no and only 3 Republicans voted yes.

    All Wisconsin Republicans voted NO.

    Bill is onto the Senate.

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