Moderate Democrats feared the MORE Act could hurt their chances at the ballots, but a bipartisan majority supports passage of the bill.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on a bill that would decriminalize cannabis nationwide and expunge marijuana records. But moderate Democrats successfully convinced party members not to vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act until after the 2020 Election.
Their reason? Concern over how it would affect U.S. voter perception.
Congress has yet to approve a new stimulus package and pushing cannabis legislation through could alienate some voters. Republicans lawmakers vociferously attacked the scheduled MORE Act, too, with one GOP Representative labeling the bill “No Joint Left Behind.”
Moderate Democrat and Republican lawmakers alike may have been mistaken, according to a new poll. A majority of both Republican and Democrat voters support passage of the MORE Act, data shows. Only Independent voters didn’t favor the bill’s passage, although…