About the bill
There aren’t many issues that would unite Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), one of the most progressive Democrat senators from one of the bluest states, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of the most libertarian Republican senators from one of the reddest states. But they’ve teamed up for S. 683, the CARERS (Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States) Act, which would reshape the status of medical marijuana in this country.
The relationship between federal and state law on medical marijuana is somewhat tricky. 23 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, with potentially several more added to that list before the end of the year. However, marijuana technically remains illegal on the federal level in any form — whether medical or recreational.
Whether state ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015
Length: 11 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 23, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in House and Senate”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Mar 31, 2015
“Congressmen Young Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase States Rights to Regulate Medical Marijuana”
— Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 24, 2015
“Congressmen Cohen & Young Introduce Bipartisan House Companion to Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker & Kirsten Gillibrands Medical Marijuana Legislation”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Mar 24, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
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Jun 15, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2920 (115th).
Jan 3, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 127.
H.R. 1538 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1538. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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