Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act

Floor Speech

Date: April 1, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CORREA. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the MORE Act.

This legislation is a very simple but very important piece of legislation. It does three basic things.

Number one, it legalizes cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substance Act. Number two, it establishes a process to expunge cannabis-related convictions. Number three, it taxes cannabis.

Mr. Speaker, it is time.

Thirty-seven States in our Nation have already legalized cannabis. Even Canada has legalized cannabis, and other nations around the world are legalizing cannabis. Even the Israelis are selling cannabis-related medicine.

It is time, Mr. Speaker.

But this is just the start. Cannabis farmers can't enroll in crop insurance. They can't receive the official organic designation. They can't access USDA programs.

Mr. Speaker, it is well beyond time. Please vote for this legislation. Vote for common sense. Let's vote for the MORE Act.