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Apr 17, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
This bill was introduced on April 17, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2008
Length: 2 pages
To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use, and for other purposes.
4/17/2008--Introduced.Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults - Prohibits the imposition of any penalty under an Act of Congress for the possession of ... Read more >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 5843 — 110th Congress: Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr5843
“H.R. 5843 — 110th Congress: Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults.” www.GovTrack.us. 2008. November 26, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr5843>
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