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H.R. 975 (115th): Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017

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To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Dana Rohrabacher

Sponsor. Representative for California's 48th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Feb 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 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).


46 Cosponsors (32 Democrats, 14 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rohrabacher Applauds Senate Panel for Adopting Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment
    — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 28, 2017

Young Co-Authors Letter Urging Respect for Medical Marijuana Laws Language in Upcoming Spending Bill
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 12, 2017

rep Titus calls to de-schedule and regulate marijuana like alcohol nationwide
    — Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 17, 2018

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Feb 7, 2017

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

H.R. 975 (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. 975. 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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