About the bill
Should the federal government be able to interfere with state-level legal marijuana? Attorney General Jeff Sessions says yes, but this bipartisan bill could stop him.
When Colorado and Washington first legalized marijuana in 2012, the drug remained illegal on a federal level, as it still does today. So, should the federal government go after states which legalized the drug, or not? Under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice decided in 2013 to have state-level U.S. attorneys largely refrain from prosecution.
Today, eight states plus the District of ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 13th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on January 11, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“rep Titus calls to de-schedule and regulate marijuana like alcohol nationwide”
— Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 17, 2018
Jan 11, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 28, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1455.
H.R. 4779 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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