Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition

This Bill has:
2% Democratic Support in the Senate
5% Democratic Support in the House

    This bill was introduced into the House by a Republican with Representative Tulsi Gabbard as an original cosponsor. It was introduced in the Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders in 2015 with zero cosponsors in the Senate.
It has not been introduced in the Senate so far in 2017. 
    This bill 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, they both eliminate criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana at a federal level however these bills do, however, keep in place criminal penalties to knowingly ship or transport marijuana into a state where its receipt, possession, or sale is prohibited. A violator is subject to a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both. 
House Bill: HR 1227
Democratic Support: 9
Introduced by: Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] (Introduced 02/27/2017)
Latest Action: 03/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.


Tulsi Gabbard on Marijuana

Senate Bill: S 2237 {2015}
Democratic Support: 1
Introduced by: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 11/04/2015)
Latest Action:11/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Cosponsors: 0