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H.R.499: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Jared Polis, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 18 (17 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.

Amends such Act to: (1) provide that schedules I, II, III, IV, and V shall consist of the drugs and other substances that are set forth in the respective schedules in part 1308 of title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations; (2) exempt marijuana from such Act except as provided in this Act; (3) revise the definition of "felony drug offense" to exclude conduct relating to marijuana; and (4) eliminate marijuana from provisions setting forth penalties applicable to prohibited conduct under such Act.

Prohibits shipping or transporting marijuana from any place outside a jurisdiction of the United States into such a jurisdiction in which its possession, use, or sale is prohibited.

Eliminates marijuana as: (1) a controlled substance for purposes of t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary