Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-204 in favor of the MORE Act that legalizes cannabis on the federal level. This is the second time a vote has been taken on the MORE Act. In 2020, it passed the House, 228-164.
According to American for Safe Access, 2021 was not a great year for medical marijuana. The organization's 2021 "State of the States Report" analyzes medical-cannabis access in the U.S. No state scores an "A" and only two states (Maine and Illinois) receive "B" marks.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes advises New Yorkers to keep an eye on the prize: a fair and just cannabis market. Her EquityPAC promises to help.
There are now 18 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 12 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis seemed to oppose penalties for cannabis possession at a campaign event in Tallahassee, but then decided to focus on pot's notable odor.