Americans saw some headway on national marijuana law reform this year. But then federal lawmakers quickly and quietly backtracked on the American people.
This week, Congress silently killed the SAFE and MORE Acts, amendments that would have permitted cannabis banking and offered protections for veterans and recreational cannabis states, Forbes reported.
Numerous polls show that the majority of Americans want marijuana legalized, however, lawmakers continue to act against their constituents’ desires by supporting prohibition.
“While negotiators didn’t provide an explanation for why they deferred to the Senate version on each of these measures, at the very least it appears cannabis wasn’t prioritized by House Democratic leaders when the chambers got together to finalize the bills,” said industry insider Kyle Jaeger.
It’s unlikely that any progress regarding marijuana law reform in the United States will happen until new lawmakers are elected, which could happen in November 2020.