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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

CARERS Act of 2019
Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/03/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
02/01/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/03/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (13)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce01/03/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/25/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary01/03/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security01/03/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs01/03/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health02/01/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2019 or the CARERS Act of 2019

This bill removes restrictions on, and creates new protections for, conduct and activities related to medical marijuana that are authorized by state law.

Among other things, the bill does the following:

  • eliminates regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act for producing, possessing, distributing, dispensing, administering, testing, recommending, or delivering medical marijuana in compliance with state law;
  • establishes a new, separate registration process to facilitate medical marijuana research; and
  • authorizes health care providers employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to make recommendations to veterans regarding participation in state marijuana programs.