H.R.1227 - Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] (Introduced 02/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1227 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/27/2017)
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that the Act's regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties do not apply to with respect to marijuana.
It removes marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols from schedule I. (A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.)
Additionally, it eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.
The bill does, however, make it a crime to knowingly ship or transport marijuana into a state where its receipt, possession, or sale is prohibited. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.