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H.R. 2068: CLAIM Act

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As it becomes legal in more states but remains illegal on a federal level, should insurers get involved in the industry?


States have increasingly legalized recreational or at least medical marijuana, including such high-population states as California and New York, plus all five states where the issue was on the ballot in 2020.

However, the drug remains illegal on a federal level. While the House in 2020 passed the MORE Act to legalize marijuana, on a largely party line vote, it never received a vote in the then-Republican controlled Senate.

So far, the federal government has largely declined to prosecute marijuana businesses, use, or possession in states which have legalized it. In May, Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed that position would continue under the Biden …

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Nydia Velázquez

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Mar 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 18, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 18, 2021

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H.R. 2068 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2068. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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