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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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.

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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History

Feb 5, 2013
 
Introduced

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