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H.R. 5226 (113th): Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2014 (Introduced).

I

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5226

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Cohen, and Mr. Broun of Georgia) 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 amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 .

2.

Exclusion of therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol from definition of marihuana

(a)

In General

Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 802 ) is amended in paragraph (16)

(1)

by striking (16) The and inserting (16)(A) The; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

Therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol—

(i)

are excluded from the definition of marihuana under subparagraph (A); and

(ii)

shall not be treated as controlled substances under this Act.

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(b)

Definition

Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 802 ), as amended, is further amended by adding at the end the following:

(57)

The term ‘therapeutic hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

(58)

The term cannabidiol means the substance cannabidiol, as derived from therapeutic hemp.

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3.

Other Limitations

(a)

Non-Applicability of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ( 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. ) shall not apply to therapeutic hemp or cannabidiol as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 802 ) as amended by this Act.

(b)

State Law

Nothing in this Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict any activities related to the use, production, or distribution of marijuana in a State in which such activities are legal under State law.