The marijuana industry spent millions lobbying on legalization in 2021 • OpenSecrets

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The marijuana and cannabis industry spent over $4.2 million lobbying on a variety of issues and legislation in 2021, including the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 that was passed by the House of Representatives Friday. The MORE Act would remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances, create a tax on cannabis products and establish a trust fund to support communities impacted by the war on drugs

“These programs would provide services to individuals: including job training, reentry services and substance use disorder services, and would provide funds for loans to assist small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the sponsor of the MORE Act, said during the House Rules Committee

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