H.R. 6134 (112th): Truth in Trials Act

Introduced:
Jul 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sam Farr
Representative for California's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 17, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3939 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 27, 2009

H.R. 710 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 17, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 17, 2012
 
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 purposes.

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7/17/2012--Introduced.
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 performed in compliance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(2) allow an affirmative defense to a marijuana prosecution that the alleged marijuana-related activities complied with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(3) limit the criminal liability of persons convicted of federal marijuana-related offenses,
(4) require the preservation and return (if a defendant is acquitted) of property seized in connection with a marijuana prosecution, and
(5) prohibit the seizure of plants grown or stored under a physician's recommendation or by order of a state or municipal agency in accordance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana.

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