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H.R. 1227 (115th): Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

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To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Thomas Garrett

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Feb 27, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2017, 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).


39 Cosponsors (33 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Student Loan Forgiveness in Exchange for Delayed Social Security
    — Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 30, 2018

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Gabbard, Curbelo Bill Builds Bipartisan Momentum Behind Federal Marijuana Reform
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2018

Curbelo, Gabbard Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Evaluate State Marijuana Policies
    — Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] on Jul 24, 2018

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Feb 27, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1227 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1227. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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