Summary

2/5/2013--Introduced. Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Feb 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, 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 ``Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013''.

TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

SEC. 101. DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA.

(a) Removal From Schedule of Controlled Substances.-- Notwithstanding any other provision of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Attorney General shall, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules under section 202(c) of that Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)). (b) Conforming Amendment To Remove Legislative Deadwood.-- Subsection (c) of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) is amended to read as follows: ``(c) Cross Reference to Schedules of Controlled Substances.-- Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V shall consist of the drugs and other substances (by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or brand name designated) that are set forth in the respective schedules in part 1308 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, as they may be amended from time to time, or in any successor regulation.''.

SEC. 102. APPLICATION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES...

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Nation

5909 Supporting
416 Opposing
93% 7%

State: CA

559 Supporting
25 Opposing
96% 4%

District: 1st

13 Supporting
2 Opposing
87% 13%

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Organizations Supporting

Urge your U.S. senators and representative to co-sponsor H.R. 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. Immediately after his home state of Colorado passed Amendment 64, the ballot initiative MPP passed to tax and regulate marijuana in Colorado, Congressman Jared Polis introduced legislation to end the state/federal conflict on marijuana laws. His bill, H.R. 499, would remove all federal penalties for marijuana and establish a comprehensive licensing and oversight system to regulate the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana. Please take a moment to email your representatives in Congress and ask them to join the growing list of co-sponsors supporting this important legislation. http://www.mpp.org/our-work/federal-policy/

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Users Supporting

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because... Ending prohibition would make way for easier access to marijuana for medical research and use, beneficial in every aspect.

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Anonymous2887521
IL-7
11 months ago

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because I have migraines and existing medications have stopped working for me and need to increase dosages, which in turn increase the dangers of prescription pills.

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pearlcity
CA-27
11 months ago

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because...The majority of Tennesseans support ending Marijuana Prohibition. End Government waste; quit arresting people for simple possession. Enough is enough!

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FreedomLoverTN
TN-5
11 months ago

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because...Going to make allot of money and there area lot more benefits than just that

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417jfp
MO-7
1 year ago

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because...it is a good way to stimulate economy , let police worry about real crimes , and to let states make their own decisions on the issue

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REALAMERICAN7722
OH-8
1 year ago

I support The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because...decades of prohibition have wasted money and lives on a drug that is less harmful than either alcohol or tobacco.

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pedro-wyoming
WY-0
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act because... USA Today released new findings this morning, 09 June 2014, that autopsies found that car crash fatalities victims behind the wheel of car involved, had cannabis involved more often than before the passing of Colorado's new medical marijuana laws of recent. NOT only DO NOT END Federal Prohibition but release the new findings on a daily basis. The cannabis related car fatalities is up, and I AM A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER since January 1999.

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gramarie33
WI-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 because...I believe that marijuana needs to be regulated nationally to be uniform. I know some places have allowed recreational use, but I don't agree with it. I can allow medical use, but only if processed by legitamate pharmaceutical companies and treated like any other controlled prescription medication.

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CTBob
CT-5
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 because... http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/pediatrics/2010-11-20-teendrugs22_ST_N.htm Marijuana use in teens and young adults can have an adverse affect on their brains... I think this should be taken into consideration!

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DameYankee
NJ-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 because... Sorry but have to oppose it the law if passes should have stipulations like can't drive under the influence and if caught selling will be stripped of rights to us until this bill puts in stipulations I will oppose it

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kevintobey
FL-19
2 years ago

Sir's I oppose H.R. 499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 .For the same reasons why they never should have made it legal to buy whisky, beer, and tobacco. Regardless of what the pro Marijuana people say it is addictive, and can and most likely would lead to even worse addictions. My father was an alcoholic, there is no describing the toll it took on the entire family. Smokers have not only caused their own premature deaths but COPD in non smokers.

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starfish50
OK-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 because this will lead to more criminal activity in the drug trade. Marijuana is a stepping stone to additional drug use. By de-criminalizing the use of this drug, the federal government will be opening a pandoras box of actions by drug cartels to increase utilization and sale of more potent illegal drugs. We need to stop or deter the use of drugs, not legalize them.

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DocSUSMC69
ID-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary


2/5/2013--Introduced.
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act. Amends such Act to: (1) provide that schedules I, II, III, IV, and V shall consist of the drugs and other substances that are set forth in the respective schedules in part 1308 of title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations; (2) exempt marijuana from such Act except as provided in this Act; (3) revise the definition of "felony drug offense" to exclude conduct relating to marijuana; and (4) eliminate marijuana from provisions setting forth penalties applicable to prohibited conduct under such Act. Prohibits shipping or transporting marijuana from any place outside a jurisdiction of the United States into such a jurisdiction in which its possession, use, or sale is prohibited. Eliminates marijuana as: (1) a controlled substance for purposes of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act or the National Forest System Drug Control Act of 1986, (2) a dangerous drug for purposes of federal criminal code provisions authorizing interception of communications, and (3) a targeted drug for purposes of provisions of the national youth anti-drug media campaign under the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998. Amends the Federal Alcohol Administration Act to set forth procedures for the issuance and revocation by the Secretary of the Treasury of permits for importing, shipping or selling in interstate or foreign commerce, purchasing for resale, producing, packaging, or warehousing marijuana. Prohibits any person from engaging in such conduct without a permit, subject to a $1,000 fine and/or a $500 payment. Sets forth criteria for ineligible applicants and disqualifying offenses. Subjects marijuana to the provisions that apply to: (1) intoxicating liquors under the Original Packages Act, the Webb-Kenyon Act, and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000; and (2) distilled spirits under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. Grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the same authorities with respect to marijuana as it has for alcohol. Transfers functions of the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) relating to marijuana enforcement to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Renames: (1) ATF as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms and Explosives; and (2) the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau as the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Tax and Trade Bureau. Directs the Comptroller General to review federal laws, regulations, and policies to determine if changes are desirable in light of this Act.

H.R. 498Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act H.R. 500The Public Option Act (or Medicare You Can Buy Into Act)