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Bell Ringer: Rep. Jackson Lee on the MORE Act

Rep. Jackson Lee on the MORE Act

On December 4, 2020, the House of Representatives pass the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act which would decriminalize cannabis and expunge convictions for non-violent cannabis offenses. The bill's sponsor Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee described the major elements of the bill on the House floor.

Description

On December 4, 2020, the House of Representatives pass the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act which would decriminalize cannabis and expunge convictions for non-violent cannabis offenses. The bill's sponsor Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee described the major elements of the bill on the House floor.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What would be the effect of removing marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances?
  • According to Rep. Jackson Lee, what would the tax on marijuana be used for?
  • How would the MORE Act change the rules around banking and marijuana businesses?
  • What would the MORE Act do for those individuals arrested for federal marijuana offenses?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Cannabis
    • Controlled Substances
    • Decriminalize
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Expunge
    • Marijuana
    • Narcotics
    • Prosecute
    • Sales Tax
    • Trust
    • War On Drugs

    Topics

    Criminal Law & Justice

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity