April 20, 2018 - 12:00 am
4/20? Pause for the cause? Heck yeah! Join Denver NORML for a tokin day – Do you know about HR 1227? Let’s promote it for 4/20! Read more here: http://norml.org/action-center/item/federal-bill-introduced-to-end-federal-marijuana-prohibition
Introduced in House (02/27/2017)
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that the Act’s regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties do not apply to with respect to marijuana.
It removes marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols from schedule I. (A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.)
Additionally, it eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.
The bill does, however, make it a crime to knowingly ship or transport marijuana into a state where its receipt, possession, or sale is prohibited. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.