H.R.1456 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 02/28/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/08/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1456 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/28/2019)
Marijuana Justice Act of 2019
This bill decriminalizes marijuana.
Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.
Additionally, the bill does the following:
- reduces federal funds for a state that has not legalized marijuana and has a disproportionate arrest rate or a disproportionate incarceration rate for marijuana offenses,
- directs federal courts to expunge convictions for marijuana use or possession, and
- establishes a fund—the Community Reinvestment Fund—to support grants in communities most affected by the war on drugs.