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H.R. 2273 (115th): Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of May 1, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2273

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2017

(for himself, Ms. Norton, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Wittman, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. O'Rourke, and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Financial Services, 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 cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich plants from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017.

2.

Exclusion of cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich plants 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)

Cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich plants—

(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)

Definitions

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 cannabidiol-rich plant 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 a cannabidiol-rich plant.

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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 cannabidiol or cannabidiol-rich plants 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.

4.

Sense of Congress with respect to suspicious activity reports

It is the sense of the Congress that, after the date of the enactment of this Act, a transaction should not be treated as a suspicious transaction for purposes of section 5318(g) of title 31, United States Code, solely because such transaction involved cannabidiol or a cannabidiol-rich plant.

5.

Sunset provision

The provisions of this Act, and the provisions inserted into the Controlled Substances Act by this Act, shall cease to apply on the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act.