H.R. 3939 (111th): Truth in Trials Act


Oct 27, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 27, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sam Farr

Representative for California's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States, and for other purpose.

Summary (CRS)

Truth in Trials Act - Amends the federal criminal code to:(1) allow any person on trial for a federal marijuana-related offense to introduce evidence that the alleged marijuana-related activities were ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 27, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3939”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


32 cosponsors (29D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1717 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2003

H.R. 6134 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 17, 2012

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