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Celebrate Double Marijuana Wins and Continue Your (Doubled) Support!

Submitted by David Borden on (Issue #1117)

Dear supporter,

As you may have read about in our newsletter, last week held historic wins for marijuana reform! The US House of Representatives passed a comprehensive bill -- the MORE Act -- which means marijuana legalization across the US is on the horizon. And in a major win globally, the United Nations removed marijuana from its most restrictive category, recognizing its medical value.

Are you able to contribute today to support our efforts to pass the MORE Act in the US Senate and make it law? Any contribution will be matched and your impact will be doubled!

If you are not able to contribute to our work monetarily, please consider sharing the link to our facebook fundraiser on your personal facebook page so we can connect with more allies.

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed the US House last Friday December 4, making it the first ever marijuana legalization legislation to pass in any chamber of Congress. The MORE Act is especially notable for its focus on justice and equity through clearing past marijuana convictions and earmarking funds to reinvest in the communities most harmed by prohibition.

The vote on marijuana as medicine took place at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, where it approved recommendation 5.1 made by the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Previously marijuana was in Schedule IV of the 1961 convention, which recommends UN member states use their most strict controls for it.

Contribute to our marijuana legalization and other legislative efforts here. Donate to our UN and other educational and charitable programs (tax-deductible) here.

Learn more about the MORE Act news in our newsletter here. Learn more about the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs vote here. Read about our work at the UN and other international programs here.

Thank You for your support!


David Borden, Executive Director
P.O. Box 9853, Washington, DC 20016

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