H.R. 499 (113th): Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013

Introduced:

Feb 5, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013
Length: 18 pages

H.R. 499 would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, leaving it up to the states to decide whether to allow marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.

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About the bill

Full Title

To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes.

Summary

H.R. 499 would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, leaving it up to the states to decide whether to allow marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.

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What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 499” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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History

Introduced
Feb 5, 2013

Details

Cosponsors
18 cosponsors (17D, 1R) (show)
Votes

There have been no votes related to this bill.

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