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


May 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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


Barney Frank

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 25, 2011
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 25, 2011

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. 1983”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (21D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

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