Over 50 present and former law enforcement professionals have signed onto a letter urging Congress to take swift motion on laws launched final 12 months that seeks to decriminalize marijuana and expunge previous convictions.
The letter, which went out on Wednesday and is addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), calls on House lawmakers to “swiftly bring” the invoice, dubbed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, to the ground for a vote subsequent month.
The bill, launched by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) final summer time, would, if handed, decriminalize marijuana, expunge sure marijuana offenses from individuals’s information and “provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs.”
The letter was signed by the National Black Police Association, Fair and Just Prosecution and Law Enforcement Action Partnership, as well as to dozens of present and former prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officials. Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) had been among the many checklist of signees. [Read more at The Hill]