S.597 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/28/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.597 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (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.