The National Cannabis Industry Association have probably seen our visits increase in recent weeks and that’s because we are following their Congressional Scorecard.
The team at NCIA created a state-by-state voting status of representatives and senators from the 116th Congress (January 2019 – January 2021) and the 117th Congress (January 2021-present) on key bills related to cannabis. This breaks down how they voted and in turn can inform you if their relation is in the best interest of cannabis legalization.
Three bills remain active in either the House of repre or the Senate.
SAFE Banking Act: This shows how a member of the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1996: the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in April 2021, when the bill passed 321-101.
MORE Act: This shows how a member of the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act in December 2020, when the bill passed 228-164.
Adult-Use Protections: This shows how a member of the House of Representatives voted on an appropriations amendment that would have prohibited the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal adult-use cannabis businesses. Commonly known as the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton amendment, it passed out of the House most recently in summer 2020 by a vote of 254-163. The amendment ultimately did not make it into federal law.
Visit NCIA now to see where your state’s politicians stand on these bills.