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The MORE Act Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana.

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Chicago Defender
 2021-06-03

Cover picture for the articleLast Friday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and several others introduced legislation decriminalizing marijuana. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) act addresses the need for comprehensive marijuana reform. The MORE act aims to address the harms caused by America’s war on drugs and communities of color. Black people continue to be most affected by the current drug laws. A recent report by the ACLU states that a black person is three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person. Erinn Martin, policy counsel with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said,

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