Big Marijuana: We stopped them once. We need to do it again – today!

September 30

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives was poised to vote on the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act) – a very dangerous bill that would have fully legalized marijuana in federal law.  When we informed you of this bill, many of you responded and Congress heard the outcry from thousands of concerned Americans.

The good news: Nancy Pelosi canceled the MORE Act vote.

The bad news: The marijuana lobby is back and the House is now poised to vote on legislation to financially legitimize the marijuana industry.

The ugly news: House Democrat leadership has snuck the Big Marijuana bill into COVID disaster relief legislation! We need your quick action today to stop it.

You may remember our alerts on the SAFE Banking Act last year.  While it passed the House of Representatives, it thankfully did not succeed in the Senate.  Now Nancy Pelosi has resurrected the bill and inserted it into the Heroes Act 2.0 (on page 1687 of 2154 pages, to be exact).  This is legislation she says will provide the much-needed financial assistance to those affected by COVID-19.  It’s also legislation she knows her colleagues will be hard-pressed to oppose.

Big Marijuana has linked arms with Democrat leadership to exploit disaster relief legislation to line their own pockets.

Make no mistake – the so-called SAFE Banking Act is the first step toward federal legalization of marijuana.  This legislation would provide federal banking privileges and prop up the marijuana industry without regard to the proven public health risks of marijuana use.  In other words, the “un-SAFE Banking Act” is a backdoor green light to Big Marijuana with a front-door cash infusion to an already bloated (and largely illegal) industry that has been complicit in harmful effects to many Americans.

During a pandemic – when drug use and abuse is significantly on the rise – is the worst time to legitimize this dangerous, illegal industry with massive financial investment.  That’s why your action is needed now!

A vote is expected on the Heroes Act 2.0 as soon as this evening, so please, take action now!


Robert Noland
Communications Manager