9 February 2017

Sponsor:

Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] (Introduced 02/07/2017)

Committees:

House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

A bipartisan group of seven Republicans and six Democrats have filed new Congressional legislation that they intend will to protect people who are acting in compliance with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution and punishment.

Titled the “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017,” the bill adds a new provision to the Controlled Substances Act that reads:

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.”

Full Text https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/975

Introduced by Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 

Here’s the full speech

CREC-2017-02-07