H.R.1717 - Truth in Trials Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] (Introduced 04/10/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/05/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.1717 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Truth in Trials Act - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to establish as an affirmative defense for any person facing prosecution or a proceeding for any marijuana-related offense that the marijuana-related activities in question were in compliance with State law regarding the medical use of marijuana. Allows a finder of fact to find a defendant guilty of a lesser offense if the defendant's marijuana-related activity was found to be primarily, but not exclusively, for medical purposes. Provides for the return of any property with respect to which an individual successfully makes a defense under this Act.
Introduced in House (04/10/2003)
Amends provisions concerning the seizure and custody of marijuana to limit seizure authority of marijuana authorized for medical use and provide for the retention of seized plants pending resolution of a case involving an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana.