A new measure would prioritize minorities, women, and those disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs for a marijuana business license.
Moderate Democrats feared the MORE Act could hurt their chances at the ballots, but a bipartisan majority supports passage of the bill.
Moderate Democrats had urged Democrat leadership to hold any marijuana bill, concerned with how any votes could affect their re-election.
Will a cannabis decriminalization bill draw potential voters toward Democrats in the 2020 election, or will it turn them off?
Republicans criticized Democratic leadership in the House, which will vote on a bill that would remove cannabis from the controlled substances list.
The bill would allow states to decide legalization for themselves and expunge cannabis records for some.
Even Republicans support legalization.
The head of the Republican National Committee refused to answer questions whether or not medical cannabis users had a home in the modern GOP.
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