As the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I am pleased to report that we have never been closer to ending the federal prohibition of cannabis than we are today.
Next week, the House will again vote on my Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act, the first bill ever to receive a vote and PASS in a chamber of Congress that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.
For years, BOWL PAC’s Justin Strekal and I have worked together on this vital issue and together we have made historic progress in advancing cannabis reform in Congress.
Now more than ever, the mission is clear: we’re going to end prohibition.
But just saying that provides little solace to the 959 people a day who are arrested for a marijuana-related crime. That is why we must simultaneously keep pressure on the House and do whatever it takes to overcome the Senate filibuster and Leader Mitch McConnell’s prohibitionist Republican front.
I’ll continue to do my part in the House and I know Justin and BOWL PAC will do theirs in the Senate this fall.
Yours in ending federal prohibition,
House Judiciary Committee