To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2008
Length: 2 pages
Apr 17, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 17, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Apr 17, 2008
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H.R. 5843 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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