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


Apr 30, 1998

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Sep 15, 1998
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.J.Res. 117 (105th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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