Tell the Senate: Decriminalize marijuana now!
The petition to the Senate reads:
"Pass the MORE Act to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge or resentence marijuana-related convictions."
Great news: The House of Representatives just passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge or resentence marijuana-related convictions.
The next step is the Senate, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown no indication that he intends to allow a vote before the end of the session.
It’s up to us to build support for the MORE Act in the U.S. Senate so the United States can finally decriminalize marijuana once and for all.
Sign the petition: The Senate must decriminalize marijuana.
State after state has legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana, and thousands of Americans are building livelihoods in the growing cannabis industry. But federal laws have not kept pace – and communities of color are disproportionately harmed.
While marijuana consumption is similar across racial groups, studies show that Black and Brown communities are much more likely to be arrested and incarcerated for marijuana possession.
As states move to decriminalize marijuana, we need federal lawmakers to also begin to repair the harm and destruction of the War on Drugs.
The vote in the House wasn’t even close – with 228 members of Congress voting in favor and just 164 voting in opposition. Now it’s time to pressure the U.S. Senate to do what’s right and pass the MORE Act without delay.
Tell the Senate: Pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.