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House Postpones Vote on Removing Federal Penalties for Marijuana Use

September 24, 2020

AGC Seeks to Protect Employers’ Right to Maintain Safe Workplaces

AGC, along with other business and professional organizations, urged the U.S. House of Representatives to hold hearings on the workplace safety impacts of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act before holding a vote on the legislation. The bill would remove federal penalties for marijuana use, thereby allowing states to legalize it without threat of federal action. In the letter sent to House members, AGC and its partners expressed concern over the implications the MORE Act and the impact the legalization of marijuana use could have on workplace safety, as marijuana negatively impacts attention and decision-making, posing a risk to workers and the general public. AGC will continue to monitor the movement of this legislation, as it could be considered after the election.

For more information, you can contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or kevin.cannon@agc.org.  

 

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