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Titles (2)

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Marihuana Control Act

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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend certain provisions of the Controlled Substances Act relating to marijuana.

Actions Overview (1)

03/30/1976Introduced in House

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03/30/1976Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/30/1976Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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Rep. Evans, Frank E. [D-CO-3]
Rep. Fraser, Donald M. [D-MN-5]
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21]

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House Commerce03/30/1976 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/30/1976)

Marihuana Control Act - Stipulates that the possession of not more than one ounce of marihuana for private use, or the transfer of not more than one ounce of marihuana without profit for private use, shall not constitute a crime against the United States. Establishes a civil penalty of not more than $100 for such possession or transfer.