H.R.3884 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): MORE Act of 2019
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This bill has the status Introduced
This bill decriminalizes marijuana.
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
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Summary: H.R.3884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House, Part I (11/27/2020)
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or the MORE Act of 2019
The bill also makes other changes, including the following:
Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana.
- replaces statutory references to marijuana and marihuana with cannabis,
- requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to regularly publish demographic data on cannabis business owners and employees,
- establishes a trust fund to support various programs and services for individuals and businesses in communities impacted by the war on drugs,
- imposes a 5% tax on cannabis products and requires revenues to be deposited into the trust fund,
- makes Small Business Administration loans and services available to entities that are cannabis-related legitimate businesses or service providers,
- prohibits the denial of federal public benefits to a person on the basis of certain cannabis-related conduct or convictions,
- prohibits the denial of benefits and protections under immigration laws on the basis of a cannabis-related event (e.g., conduct or a conviction),
- establishes a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses, and
- directs the Government Accountability Office to study the societal impact of cannabis legalization.