Legislators
Bills
Statements
Represent

H.R.1635: National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
You can read the bill
Sponsor Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Act of 2013 - Establishes the National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy to undertake a comprehensive review of current policies of the federal government toward marijuana in light of the growing number of states in which marijuana is legal for medicinal or personal use.

Requires such review to include: (1) how federal policy should interact with state laws that make marijuana legal for such use; (2) the cost of the prohibition and potential regulation of marijuana and the potential revenue generated by taxation of marijuana; (3) the impact of federal banking and tax laws on businesses operating in compliance with state laws related to marijuana; (4) the health impacts related to marijuana use, and in comparison to alcohol and tobacco use; (5) the public safety effects and impact of the prohibition, and the regulation and control, of marijuana; (6) the impact of marijuana prohibition on criminal justice and the collatera...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary