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Text of the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on June 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 23, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2306

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 23, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Polis, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011.

2.

Application of the Controlled Substances Act to marihuana

Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

103.

Application of this Act to marihuana

(a)

Prohibition on certain shipping or transportation

This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

(b)

Penalty

Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

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3.

Deregulation of marihuana

(a)

Removed from schedule of controlled substances

Schedule I(c) of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1)

by striking marihuana; and

(2)

by striking tetrahydrocannabinols.

(b)

Removal of prohibition on import and export

Section 1010 of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

(1)

by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(1);

(2)

by striking subparagraph (G) of subsection (b)(2); and

(3)

by striking paragraph (4) of subsection (b).

4.

Conforming amendments to Controlled Substances Act

(a)

Section 102(44) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(44)) is amended by striking marihuana.

(b)

Part D of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841 et seq.) is amended as follows:

(1)

In section 401—

(A)

by striking subsection (b)(1)(A)(vii);

(B)

by striking subsection (b)(1)(B)(vii);

(C)

by striking subsection (b)(1)(D); and

(D)

by striking subsection (b)(4).

(2)

In section 402(c)(2)(B), by striking marihuana.

(3)

In section 403(d)(1), by striking marihuana.

(4)

In section 418(a), by striking the last sentence.

(5)

In section 419(a), by striking the last sentence.

(6)

In section 422(d), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking marijuana.

(7)

In section 422(d)(5), by striking , such as a marihuana cigarette,.

5.

Construction

No provision of this Act shall be construed to affect Federal drug testing policies, and each Federal agency shall conduct a review of its drug testing policies not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act to ensure that the language of any such policy is in accordance with this section.