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December 4, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) statement following the passage of the MORE Act:

“I support decriminalizing marijuana.  It’s a big, serious issue that needs to be done the right way.  This is a small, non-serious bill that wasn’t done the right way and will never be signed into law, regardless of who is President.  And everyone knows that.  This was an opportunity for people to say they voted to ‘legalize marijuana’ without doing any of the work to actually accomplish that.

“I hope we do take this up in a serious way in the future.  For now I’m focused on the fact that an American is dying every minute, people are losing jobs and going broke, and we’re in a recession.  People say ‘you can do two things at once’ — well, Congress usually can’t even do one thing at once.  Which is why we still haven’t gotten a COVID relief deal.  So maybe for now we should stay focused on the deadly, devastating health and economic crisis that’s raging in every single one of our districts.”