H.R.2843: Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act


The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act (HR 2843 ) would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions. The legislation would maintain the Department of Treasury’s authority to regulate marijuana advertising in the same way it does tobacco advertising to ensure the marijuana businesses aren’t allowed to target children in their advertisements. The bill would also establish a grant program to encourage state and local governments to administer expungement or sealing programs for marijuana possession convictions. The bill would provide $100 million over five years to the DOJ to carry out this purpose.

S. 1552 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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Date Introduced

May 20, 2019


House Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled