Summary

4/12/2013--Introduced.Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that provisions of such Act related to marihuana shall not apply to any... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Apr 12, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. RULE REGARDING APPLICATION TO MARIHUANA.

Part G of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 710. RULE REGARDING APPLICATION TO MARIHUANA.

``Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.''. <all>

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1018 Supporting
176 Opposing
85% 15%

State: CA

83 Supporting
10 Opposing
89% 11%

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Organizations Supporting

Ask your representatives in Congress to co-sponsor the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act. Please take a moment to send your U.S. representative and two senators an email encouraging them to add their names to the growing, bipartisan list of members of Congress who support leaving marijuana policy up to the states. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington state passed laws taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. However, with marijuana still illegal under federal law and still a Schedule I substance, implementing these laws will be a difficult and uncertain process. Congressman Dana Rohrarbacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which would make the Controlled Substances Act inapplicable to anyone acting in compliance with state laws that remove criminal penalties for the medical or non-medical use of marijuana. More than a dozen other lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors. Please ask your representatives to join them. http://www.mpp.org/our-work/federal-policy/

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Users Supporting

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because... pay more attention to the legal drugs that are killing people

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FL
21
Anonymous1986910
FL-21
9 months ago

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because state rights are acknowledged.

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TX
32
Stonewall2
TX-32
1 year ago

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because...there is growing, bipartisan list of members of Congress who support leaving marijuana policy up to the states. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington state passed laws taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. However, with marijuana still illegal under federal law and still a Schedule I substance, implementing these laws will be a difficult and uncertain process. Congressman Dana Rohrarbacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which would make the Controlled Substances Act inapplicable to anyone acting in compliance with state laws that remove criminal penalties for the medical use of marijuana.

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AZ
5
Wazz
AZ-5
1 year ago

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because marijuana prohibition is a huge waste of my tax dollars. I want a refund.

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FL
10
tebici
FL-10
1 year ago

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because... about time for respect for State Rights.;

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MS
3
threek1att.net
MS-3
1 year ago

I support The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because something that you State has approved as legal should not land you in federal prison. Imagine if more states approved it. Could you even provide for that many people, considering the many that you likely haven't caught?

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PA
5
Necrotyrannus
PA-5
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because Although I oppose this and think marijuana should still be illegal. I know that I will not smoke it, however if people choose to smoke marijuana and they will, I know it will make people lazy and a burdon on society, that just means more paying jobs for me. however I don't want to support these druggies with socialized medicine and unemployment! Sincerly, Patrick Needham, MSgt USAF (Retired)

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NE
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Acer142
NE-1
1 year ago

So far I've seen quite a number of people comment on here that though they don't use it, they support it because it's a good source of tax revenue. In the same breath though they say don't overtax it. Have we really become a nation of people who don't understand the very purpose of taxing? I guess not, so I'll try to explain it as simple as possible. The first purpose is to raise revenue. To pay for projects that help the community. The second is to reduce an undesirable behavior. This is why we have high taxes on ciggarettes and alcohol for example. Here in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is now legal, they want to put the revenue gained into drug education programs and drug rehab programs. We've already had a kid steal his grandparents pot and bring it to school to sell. So for all of you who think that this is just another good way for the government to make more money, you better fully understand what it is you're supporting before you open your mouths and make a fool of yourself.

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CO
5
ScottB1966
CO-5
1 year ago

I oppose The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because...we do not need any more legal intoxicants.

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CO
6
Delta_Force
CO-6
1 year ago

I oppose The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act because it is discriminatory. If the federal government wants to respect states' laws regarding otherwise illegal substances, then the federal government should respect all states' laws regardless of the subject and just get out of the states' business. If such action is good for marijuana, then such action is good for every other subject.

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VA
6
hankdz2
VA-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 1523: Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013 because... i really want to see this stuff treated as if it was meth, every smoker EVERY ONE OF THEM! is dumb. all you have to do is hang out in a group of pot heads, and the stupidity just runs off of them.

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AK
0
WarByrd
AK-0
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 1523: Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013 because..."Drugs" affect eveeryone...what's the difference if someone drinks alcohol or smokes marijuana? When affective testing can tell us when someone is too "stoned" to drive...then I can see relaxing laws.

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NJ
2
DameYankee
NJ-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary

4/12/2013--Introduced.Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that provisions of such Act related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with state laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.

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