About the bill
Four states plus the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana and 23 states allow medical marijuana. Several other states may follow suit later this year. However, all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, where the Drug Enforcement Agency classifies it as a Schedule I drug, the strictest category for what are deemed the most dangerous drugs in the Controlled Substance Act.
This poses a problem for legally-operating marijuana businesses in those states, which have often found themselves denied access to the banking system for fear on the banks ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 9, 2015
Length: 8 pages
Jul 9, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 9, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 9, 2015
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S. 1726 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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