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. Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015
Length: 10 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 10, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
19 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Heller Cosponsors Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Legislation”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
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S. 683 (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 S. 683. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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