H.R.5050 - Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
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Introduced in House (02/15/2018)
[Congressional Bills 115th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 5050 Introduced in House (IH)] <DOC> 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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>