Summary

2/15/2013--Introduced.States' Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act - Exempts real property from civil forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act due to medical marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Feb 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by State law.

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 Property Rights Protection Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress makes the following findings: (1) 18 States and the District of Columbia have, through ballot measure or legislative action, approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by a physician. (2) Marijuana has long-established medical uses as an effective treatment for conditions that include HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, gastro-intestinal disorders, chronic pain, and others as well.

SEC. 3. CIVIL FORFEITURE EXEMPTION FOR MARIJUANA FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY STATE LAW.

Paragraph (7) of section 511(a) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 881(a)(7)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``(7) All'' and inserting ``(7)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), all''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(B) No real property, including any right, title, and interest in the whole of any lot or tract of land and any appurtenances or improvements, shall be subject to forfeiture under subparagraph (A) due to medical marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by State law.''. <all>

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Nation

556 Supporting
68 Opposing
89% 11%

State: CA

47 Supporting
5 Opposing
90% 10%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
1 Opposing
50% 50%

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Organizations Supporting

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, meaning they would be found not guilty, if their conduct was in compliance with state law. Finally, a bill sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), H.R. 784, would prevent federal officials from seizing property used by dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to patients. Write your members of Congress today and ask them to stand up for patients by supporting the compassionate legislative proposals. http://www.mpp.org/our-work/federal-policy/

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This legislation would end the use of federal civil forfeiture against real property connected to state-legal medical marijuana conduct.

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Users Supporting

I support The States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because I believe it's wrong to deprive people of their property as a punishment for something that is not wrong.

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IN
9
Anonymous553844
IN-9
5 months ago

I support The States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because...property owners should not be stuck between federal and state law, damned no matter what law we obey. If they reject the MJ patient then we are discriminating if they accept them then breaking the federal law. The Attorney General's office gives no guidance and whether landlords can even check documentation. Thank You, Dawna Carrette Member, the Small Property Owner's Association

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MA
3
Anonymous1897459
MA-3
7 months ago

I support The States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because...its time to let the people who legally use and need this drug have it with no adverse government impact on their lives

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AZ
5
Wazz
AZ-5
10 months ago

I support The States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because IT"S BEEN ABUSED COUNTLESS TIMES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT! We are the general public, not a "REVENUE SOURCE"!! I know an ex marine that didn't go into law enforcement (who would've) but couldn't afford to get found out he was getting marajuana for his uncle who had terminal cancer. His uncle made it 6 years, instead of the estimated 6 months based upon Marajuana restoring his appetite. Locking "otherwise law abiding people" up with other "REAL" drug offenders and violent criminals has been WRONG since it began. NOT LEGALIZING WILL = MORE DEAD KIDS from the "fake stuff". You'll NEVER figure out their "NEW" formula and pass a "law in time" to take it off the shelves. AS IF SAVING LIVES wasn't enough, Legalizing takes the Cartel's stronghold off of the border at the same time. Better figure out how you're going to tax it and get on with it. The majority of folks who pay your salary DON'T WANT the laws we already have in place. You've WASTED countless lives and time AND THERE'S BEEN PROOF EVERYWHERE!!! I have a 14 year old daughter, and don't choose it for myself (or her certainly). That said, if I became terminally ill I know my feelings would change.

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TX
26
wisetexan
TX-26
1 year ago

I support H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because...marijuana/cannabis is an herbal remedy going back thousands of years. Only corporate influence playing on people's racist attitudes caused it to be made illegal in the first place. All peoples should have free and open access to herbal remedies in a time where corporate medical greed is bankrupting families while forcing them to take their cheap and inadequate imitations of the original herbal remedies that actually work and can be grown for practically free. Think of the overall reductions in healthcare costs its re-legalization will enable.

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HI
1
rodneye9110
HI-1
1 year ago

I support H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because... As voters and tax payers i and my family support this bill. I myself suffer from severe back pain , arthritis, and migraines. My state of S.C. does not offer med. Marijuana to help with my issues, instead i have been on meds that have been taking a toll on my liver and kidneys for the past 5 yrs. My family and i have desided to pack up and move to a med. Marijuana state to save my organs from further damage caused by the long term useage of pills. And when i move there I don't want the feds to destory my only other chance at a longer life to be a dad , husband and a member of the country i love called the USA! Respetfuly yours, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Landry

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SC
5
r.landry
SC-5
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because... medical prescriptions are given because while being intoxicated by marijuana you can't feel anything, which is the same thing as being on any other drug or poison, so of course they are going to write this off as a useful drug.

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AK
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WarByrd
AK-0
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because it grants special rights and exemptions based on a person's use of drugs. I am opposed to this. If a person stops paying their bills and taxes because they use marijuana and grow it on their property, we should not exempt the owners from usual laws. Similarly, if they do not keep up their property to a usual standard for the area, the owners should be subject to usual blight or "junk" collection laws. No exemption based on drug use or cultivating should be given. The owner and land should be subject to usual laws (such as those for runoff, trash, fire safety, etc.)

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CA
1
Anonymous968196
CA-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because....this is a dangerous drug and people will die because of legalization and people must stand accountable for their actions. This type of legislation just rewards irresponsible acts and prevents accountability for resulting damage and deaths.

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AR
2
laf2010
AR-2
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 784: States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act because... I Do Not Believe In Legalizing Drugs That Are Damaging Our Society And Our Youth. Nothing Good Can Come From Legalizing Marijuana, It Will Only Lead To The Eventual Legalization Of Far More Harmful And Deadly Drugs. Also, anything the Radical Liberals on the Left are for, I am Strongly Against. I say NO to H.R. 784 Regards,

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MI
11
SafeguardThe2nd
MI-11
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 784 ("To amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture") because...people should stand accountable for their actions.

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2
letsberealistic
AR-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 784 ("To amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture") because... if you want to legalize Marijuana then do so. Do not water down the law to hurt law inforsement.

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KY
4
Anonymous306048
KY-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

2/15/2013--Introduced.States' Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act - Exempts real property from civil forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act due to medical marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by state law.

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