INTRODUCTION OF THE MAPLE ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 80
(Extensions of Remarks - May 14, 2019)

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                     INTRODUCTION OF THE MAPLE ACT


                          HON. EARL BLUMENAUER

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Madam Speaker, today I am reintroducing the 
Maintaining Appropriate Protections For Legal Entry (MAPLE) Act. This 
bill, which is included within the Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana 
Policy Gap Act (H.R. 1119), would exempt cannabis-use and/or 
participation in the cannabis industry as a disqualification for entry 
into the United States from a country that has ended its marijuana 
prohibition and would protect foreign nationals who participate in 
cannabis activity in states where it's legal from deportation.
  Our federal cannabis laws are outdated and out of touch. They also 
have negatively impacted countless lives. Congress cannot continue to 
be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans 
support. It's time to end this senseless prohibition.