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


Feb 5, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

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


Jared Polis

Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013
Length: 18 pages

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.


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.

Specifically, the bill would:

  1. Remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances;
  2. Transfer the Drug Enforcement Administration’s authority to regulate marijuana to a newly renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana ...

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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 5, 2013

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


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

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

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