Text: H.R.5050 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5050

  To direct the Attorney General, in enforcing the provisions of the 
 Controlled Substances Act relating to marijuana, to focus on certain 
                        enforcement priorities.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 15, 2018

Mr. Correa (for himself, Mr. Gaetz, and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the 
  following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
  To direct the Attorney General, in enforcing the provisions of the 
 Controlled Substances Act relating to marijuana, to focus on certain 
                        enforcement priorities.

    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 ``Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act 
of 2018''.

SEC. 2. MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES.

    (a) In General.--In enforcing the provisions of the Controlled 
Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) relating to the cultivation, 
manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of marijuana, the 
Attorney General of the United States shall not prosecute for any 
conduct that--
            (1) concerns marihuana for medicinal or recreational use; 
        and
            (2) is authorized by the laws of the State involved.
    (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to 
prosecution for prevention of the following:
            (1) Distribution of marijuana to minors.
            (2) Revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to 
        criminal enterprises, gangs, and cartels.
            (3) Diversion of marijuana from States where it is legal 
        under State law in some form to other States.
            (4) State-authorized marijuana activity from being used as 
        a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs 
        or other illegal activity.
            (5) Violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and 
        distribution of marijuana.
            (6) Drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse 
        public health consequences associated with marijuana use.
            (7) The growing of marijuana on public lands and the 
        attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by 
        marijuana production on public lands.
            (8) Marijuana possession or use on Federal property.
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