H.J.Res. 117 (105th): Expressing the sense of Congress that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug and should not be legalized for medicinal use.

Apr 30, 1998 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Passed House)
Bill McCollum
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district
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Sep 15, 1998
6 pages
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H.Res. 372 (Related)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that marijuana is a dangerous and ...

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Last Action: Mar 04, 1998


This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 15, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Apr 30, 1998
Referred to Committee Apr 30, 1998
Passed House Sep 15, 1998

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 15, 1998 7:29 p.m.
Passed 310/93

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9/15/1998--Passed House amended.
Declares that the Congress supports the existing Federal legal process for determining the safety and efficacy of drugs and opposes efforts to circumvent this process by legalizing marijuana, and other Schedule I drugs, for medicinal use without valid scientific evidence and Food and Drug Administration approval.
Directs the Attorney General to report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, regarding specified years, on:
(1) the total quantity of marijuana eradicated in the United States; and
(2) the annual number of arrests and prosecutions for Federal marijuana offenses.
Requires the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to report to specified congressional committees on the specific efforts underway to enforce specified provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding marijuana and other Schedule I drugs.

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