H.R. 1983 (112th): States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act

Introduced:
May 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Barney Frank
Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 25, 2011
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 25, 2011
Referred to Committee May 25, 2011
 
Full Title

To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana and for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.

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Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (21D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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5/25/2011--Introduced.
States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), within six months of enactment of this Act, to submit to the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) a recommendation on the listing of marijuana within the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and to recommend listing it as other than a Schedule I or Schedule II substance.
Requires the Administrator of DEA, within 12 months of enactment of this Act, based upon the recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences, to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for the rescheduling of marijuana within the CSA, which shall include a recommendation to list marijuana as other than a Schedule I or Schedule II substance.
Declares that no provision of the CSA or the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which the medical use of marijuana is legal under state law:
(1) the prescription or recommendation of marijuana for medical use by a medical professional or the certification by a medical professional that a patient has a condition for which marijuana may have therapeutic benefit;
(2) an individual from obtaining, manufacturing, possessing, or transporting within their state marijuana for medical purposes, provided the activities are authorized under state law;
(3) a pharmacy or other entity authorized to distribute medical marijuana from obtaining, possessing, or distributing marijuana to authorized individuals; or
(4) an entity authorized by a state or local government from producing, processing, or distributing marijuana for such purposes.

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