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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Gonzalez (for herself, with thanks to Mr. Frank of Massachusetts Mr. Paul, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Polis, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill;

 


A BILL

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act”.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO MARIHUANA.

Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 103. APPLICATION OF THIS ACT TO MARIHUANA.

“(a) Prohibition On Certain Shipping Or Transportation.—This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

“(b) Penalty.—Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”.

SEC. 3. DEREGULATION OF MARIHUANA.

(a) Removed From Schedule Of Controlled Substances.—Schedule I(c) of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “marihuana”; and

(2) by striking “tetrahydrocannabinols”.

(b) Removal Of Prohibition On Import And Export.—Section 1010 of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

(1) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(1);

(2) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(2); and

(3) by striking paragraph (4) of subsection (b).

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

(a) Section 102(44) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(44)) is amended by striking “marihuana”.

(b) Part D of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.) is amended as follows:

(1) In section 401—

(A) by striking subsection (b)(1)(A)(vii);

(B) by striking subsection (b)(1)(B)(vii);

(C) by striking subsection (b)(1)(D); and

(D) by striking subsection (b)(4).

(2) In section 402(c)(2)(B), by striking “marihuana”.

(3) In section 403(d)(1), by striking “marihuana”.

(4) In section 418(a), by striking the last sentence.

(5) In section 419(a), by striking the last sentence.

(6) In section 422(d), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “marijuana”.

(7) In section 422(d)(5), by striking “, such as a marihuana cigarette,”.

SEC. 5. CONSTRUCTION.

No provision of this Act shall be construed to affect Federal drug testing policies, and each Federal agency shall conduct a review of its drug testing policies not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act to ensure that the language of any such policy is in accordance with this section.

 

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Democratic Representative Litzy Gonzalez

Texas Congressional District 35

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On 12/16/2021 at 4:56 AM, Huffines said:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Gonzalez (for herself, with thanks to Mr. Frank of Massachusetts Mr. Paul, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Polis, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill;

 


A BILL

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act”.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO MARIHUANA.

Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 103. APPLICATION OF THIS ACT TO MARIHUANA.

“(a) Prohibition On Certain Shipping Or Transportation.—This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

“(b) Penalty.—Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”.

SEC. 3. DEREGULATION OF MARIHUANA.

(a) Removed From Schedule Of Controlled Substances.—Schedule I(c) of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “marihuana”; and

(2) by striking “tetrahydrocannabinols”.

(b) Removal Of Prohibition On Import And Export.—Section 1010 of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

(1) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(1);

(2) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(2); and

(3) by striking paragraph (4) of subsection (b).

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

(a) Section 102(44) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(44)) is amended by striking “marihuana”.

(b) Part D of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.) is amended as follows:

(1) In section 401—

(A) by striking subsection (b)(1)(A)(vii);

(B) by striking subsection (b)(1)(B)(vii);

(C) by striking subsection (b)(1)(D); and

(D) by striking subsection (b)(4).

(2) In section 402(c)(2)(B), by striking “marihuana”.

(3) In section 403(d)(1), by striking “marihuana”.

(4) In section 418(a), by striking the last sentence.

(5) In section 419(a), by striking the last sentence.

(6) In section 422(d), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “marijuana”.

(7) In section 422(d)(5), by striking “, such as a marihuana cigarette,”.

SEC. 5. CONSTRUCTION.

No provision of this Act shall be construed to affect Federal drug testing policies, and each Federal agency shall conduct a review of its drug testing policies not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act to ensure that the language of any such policy is in accordance with this section.

 

Nancy Pelosi

The House is called to order to debate the legislation for no less than 96 hours (not including the game pause on December 25th). 

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On 12/16/2021 at 4:56 AM, Huffines said:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Gonzalez (for herself, with thanks to Mr. Frank of Massachusetts Mr. Paul, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Polis, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill;

 


A BILL

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act”.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO MARIHUANA.

Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 103. APPLICATION OF THIS ACT TO MARIHUANA.

“(a) Prohibition On Certain Shipping Or Transportation.—This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

“(b) Penalty.—Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”.

SEC. 3. DEREGULATION OF MARIHUANA.

(a) Removed From Schedule Of Controlled Substances.—Schedule I(c) of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “marihuana”; and

(2) by striking “tetrahydrocannabinols”.

(b) Removal Of Prohibition On Import And Export.—Section 1010 of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

(1) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(1);

(2) by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(2); and

(3) by striking paragraph (4) of subsection (b).

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

(a) Section 102(44) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(44)) is amended by striking “marihuana”.

(b) Part D of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.) is amended as follows:

(1) In section 401—

(A) by striking subsection (b)(1)(A)(vii);

(B) by striking subsection (b)(1)(B)(vii);

(C) by striking subsection (b)(1)(D); and

(D) by striking subsection (b)(4).

(2) In section 402(c)(2)(B), by striking “marihuana”.

(3) In section 403(d)(1), by striking “marihuana”.

(4) In section 418(a), by striking the last sentence.

(5) In section 419(a), by striking the last sentence.

(6) In section 422(d), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “marijuana”.

(7) In section 422(d)(5), by striking “, such as a marihuana cigarette,”.

SEC. 5. CONSTRUCTION.

No provision of this Act shall be construed to affect Federal drug testing policies, and each Federal agency shall conduct a review of its drug testing policies not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act to ensure that the language of any such policy is in accordance with this section.

 

Nancy Pelosi

The House is called to order to vote on the bill for no more than 144 hours. 

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Voting Bloc Total Aye Nay Present
Nationalist Republicans 51 15 30 4
Evangelical Republicans 51 23 19 8
Business Republicans 51 23 19 8
Moderate Conservative Republicans 50 29 9 10
Moderate Liberal Republicans 10 5 2 1
SJW Democrats 52 52 0 0
Progressive Democrats 52 52 0 0
Environmentalist Democrats 52 52 0 0
Moderate Liberal Democrats 52 52 0 0
Moderate Conservative Democrats 14 11 1 0
  314 80 31
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Aye 32
Nay 18
Present 0

 

Senate Votes
State Senator Philosophy Vote
Alabama Tommy Tuberville Nationalist Nay
Alaska Lisa Murkowski Moderate Conservative Aye
Arizona Mark Kelly Environmentalist Aye
Arkansas Tom Cotton Nationalist Nay
California Dianne Feinstein Progressive Aye
Colorado John Hickenlooper Moderate Liberal Aye
Connecticut Chris Murphy Progressive Aye
Delaware Tom Carper Moderate Liberal Aye
Florida Marco Rubio Evangelical Nay
Georgia Raphael Warnock Social Justice Warrior Aye
Hawaii Mazie Hirono Environmentalist Aye
Idaho Mike Crapo Evangelical Nay
Illinois Dick Durbin Progressive Aye
Indiana Mike Braun Evangelical Nay
Iowa Chuck Grassley Business Aye
Kansas Jerry Moran Business Aye
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Business Nay
Louisiana John Kennedy Evangelical Nay
Maine Susan Collins Moderate Conservative Aye
Maryland Ben Cardin Moderate Liberal Aye
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Progressive Aye
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Environmentalist Aye
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Moderate Liberal Aye
Mississippi Roger Wicker Evangelical Nay
Missouri Josh Hawley Nationalist Aye
Montana Jon Tester Moderate Liberal Aye
Nebraska Ben Sasse Evangelical Nay
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Social Justice Warrior Aye
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Moderate Liberal Aye
New Jersey Cory Booker Progressive Aye
New Mexico Martin Heinrich Environmentalist Aye
New York Chuck Schumer Moderate Liberal Aye
North Carolina Richard Burr Business Nay
North Dakota John Hoeven Evangelical Nay
Ohio Rob Portman Moderate Conservative Aye
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Evangelical Nay
Oregon Ron Wyden Environmentalist Aye
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr Moderate Liberal Aye
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Environmentalist Aye
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Business Nay
South Dakota John Thune Business Nay
Tennessee Marsha Blackburn Nationalist Nay
Texas Ted Cruz Evangelical Aye
Utah Mitt Romney Business Nay
Vermont Bernie Sanders Progressive Aye
Virginia Tim Kaine Moderate Liberal Aye
Washington Patty Murray Environmentalist Aye
West Virginia Joe Manchin Moderate Conservative Aye
Wisconsin Ron Johnson Nationalist Nay
Wyoming John Barrasso Evangelical Nay

 

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