S.1689 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 08/01/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4669-4670) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1689 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/01/2017)
Marijuana Justice Act of 2017
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act:
- to remove marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols from schedule I; and
- to eliminate criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.
It prohibits and reduces certain federal funds for a state without a statute legalizing marijuana, if the Bureau of Justice Assistance determines that such a state has a disproportionate arrest rate or disproportionate incarceration rate for marijuana offenses.
The bill directs federal courts to expunge convictions for marijuana use or possession.
Finally, it establishes in the Treasury the Community Reinvestment Fund. Amounts in the fund may be used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant program to reinvest in communities most affected by the war on drugs.