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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

MEDS Act
Marijuana Effective Drug Studies Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to improve medical research on marijuana.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/13/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
09/13/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5483-5484)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (7)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 09/13/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/02/2017
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 11/13/2017
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 04/25/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary09/13/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/13/2017)

Marijuana Effective Drug Studies Act of 2017 or the MEDS Act

This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to establish a new, separate registration process to facilitate research involving marijuana and the commercial production of drugs made from marijuana.

Specifically, the bill requires the Drug Enforcement Administration to register manufacturers and distributors to supply marijuana: (1) for use in research, and (2) for the commercial production of approved drugs containing or derived from marijuana.