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The States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act

H.R. 689: States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act

Summary: To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana and for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States. (More Info)

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Marijuana Policy Project 154,664 Facebook fans 40,369 Twitter followers

Tell Congress to end President Obama’s war on medical marijuana. There are three bills pending in Congress that would help take medical marijuana patients and their providers out of the crosshairs of the federal government. First, H.R. 689, the States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), would reschedule marijuana and make the Controlled Substances Act inapplicable to those acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws. Second, Rep. Sam Farr’s (D-CA) bill, H.R. 710, the Truth in Trials Act, would provide those charged with violating federal law with an affirmative defense ...

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Americans for Safe Access 38,196 Facebook fans 4,691 Twitter followers

H.R. 689 is partly a response to the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) recent denial of a petition to reclassify marijuana for medical use. In 2002, the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) filed a petition, which was denied by the DEA in July 2011. The denial was appealed in January 2012 and just last month the D.C. Circuit refused to reclassify, instead ruling in favor of the Obama Administration's effort to keep medical marijuana out of reach for millions of Americans. The bill also dismantles a cumbersome and often prohibitive research application process for medical marijuana, currently ...

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