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H.R. 6589 (115th): Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act

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If you use marijuana legally according to your state’s law, should you still be barred from federal employment?

Context

Eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. Potentially several more states such as Michigan and Oklahoma will potentially join them later this year, as November ballot referenda.

However, the drug remains illegal on a federal level. It’s categorized as a Schedule I drug, the same as heroin — and a stricter classification than cocaine.

The only reason state legalization has been allowed to proceed at all ...

Sponsor and status

Charlie Crist

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Jul 26, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 26, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jul 26, 2018
 
Introduced

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

H.R. 6589 (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.

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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