To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana and for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.
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 ``States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act''.
SEC. 2. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
(a) Schedule.-- (1) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, shall submit to the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration a recommendation on the listing of marijuana within the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), and shall recommend a listing other than ``Schedule I'' or ``Schedule II''. (2) Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration shall, based upon the recommendation under paragraph (1), issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for the rescheduling of marijuana within the Controlled Substances Act, which shall include a recommendation to list marijuana as other than a ``Schedule I'' or ``Schedule II'' substance. (b) Limitations on the Application of the Controlled Substances Act.-- (1) In general.--No provision of the Controlled Substances Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict in a State in which the medical use of marijuana is legal under State law-- (A) the prescription or recommendation of marijuana for medical use...