U.S. House Democrats passed a bill on Dec. 4 that would remove cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances. And Houston Representative Sheila Jackson Lee led the charge.
On Friday Jackson Lee introduced H.R. 3884, sponsored by New York Rep. Jerry Nalder, known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. She said that her own community has felt the impact violence and the “staggering imbalance of incarcerations” in communities of color.