Summary: H.R.171 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.171. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marihuana Act or LUMMA

This bill transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

It also specifies that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act prohibits or restricts activities related to medical marijuana that comply with a state's medical marijuana law.

The bill does not affect any federal, state, or local law that regulates or prohibits smoking in public.

Under current law, schedule I controlled substances are those that, among other factors, have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; such substances thus may not be prescribed, administered, or dispensed for medical use. Substances listed in schedules II through V have some accepted medical use and thus may be prescribed, administered, or dispensed for medical use.