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 in a previous Congress

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.


Bill McCollum
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district


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Last Updated: Sep 15, 1998
Length: 6 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
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, ...

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Related Bills
H.Res. 372 (Related)
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Last Action: Mar 4, 1998

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 117” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 30, 1998
Passed House
Sep 15, 1998
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8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

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

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