Congressional Subcommittee Schedules Hearing for Federal Marijuana Law Reform
A congressional subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for next week to explore reforming federal marijuana laws. The hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, July 10.
The hearing, dubbed “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss potential pathways to a major overhaul of federal cannabis law. Justin Strekal, political director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said that the hearing is a milestone in American cannabis policy.
“For the first time in recent memory, there will be a candid conversation in the Judiciary Committee about the failures of marijuana prohibition in the United States and how people have been impacted,” said Strekal. “We look forward to working with the subcommittee to best inform the conversation in committee next week and the public at large on the implications of how Congress should move forward.”
Witnesses Ready to Testify
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York, has been a proponent of the reform of marijuana laws since he served in the Empire State’s legislature. On Tuesday, Nadler sent