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house Bill H.R. 5226

Medical Marijuana: Legalizing Charlotte's Web

Argument in favor

Would legalize mild forms of therapeutic Cannabis used to treat chronic conditions — like epileptic seizures in children. Medical marijuana is already legal in 23 states.

Catherine's Opinion
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05/29/2015
Children are our future. We need to give them the best treatment we can!
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Kevin 's Opinion
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06/14/2015
Save the children if it works what does it hurt
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James's Opinion
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01/08/2017
I have a brain tumor and this miracle plant helps with pain better that anything and is not toxic!
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Argument opposed

Legalizing medical cannabis at the federal level violates the wishes of voters in states where it is not legal. Voters are far from a consensus on whether to give children Cannabis-based medicine.

William's Opinion
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06/03/2015
This is a states rights issue the federal government should not be interceding
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DCPolitical's Opinion
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06/15/2015
There are conflicting stances on marijuana in the US. For medical marijuana, states can decide. If a state doesn't want marijuana in their system they can't be forced to accept it.
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Knoxvilleknick's Opinion
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08/21/2016
Marijuana shouldn't be schedule I in the first place.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJuly 28th, 2014

What is House Bill H.R. 5226?

This bill would change the Controlled Substances Act to exclude therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) from the category of marijuana.

This means that cannabis plants with concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) — the main psychoactive chemical in weed — of 0.3 percent or lower would not technically be considered marijuana, and thus be legal for use.

H.R. 5226 gets its name from Charlotte Figi, a 7-year-old Colorado girl with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. After years of debilitating seizures (as many as 1,200 seizures every month), her parents managed to successfully treat her with a strain of high-CBD, low-THC medical cannabis called "Charlotte's Web."

If passed, this H.R. 5226 would mark the first piece of federal legislation that recognizes the medical application of cannabis plants.

Impact

All 50 states in the union, medical marijuana dispensaries, medical marijuana users, medical marijuana producers, the FDA.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 5226

The CBO doesn’t have a cost estimate for this bill at this time.

AKA

Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014

Official Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

    Children are our future. We need to give them the best treatment we can!
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    Save the children if it works what does it hurt
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    This is a states rights issue the federal government should not be interceding
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    This has potential to help people with epilepsy. Please support research for CBD and related substances.
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    I have a brain tumor and this miracle plant helps with pain better that anything and is not toxic!
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    If marijuana helps people with chronic illness & is prescribed by a physician, it does NOT violate voters wishes
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    Marijuana shouldn't be schedule I in the first place.
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    Past Due
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    It should be federally legalized on all levels both medically and recreationally. But patients should not have to pay the costs of those who partake recreationally.
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    There are conflicting stances on marijuana in the US. For medical marijuana, states can decide. If a state doesn't want marijuana in their system they can't be forced to accept it.
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    Therapeutic benefits are astounding. Legalize now.
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    Legalize recreational marijuana at the federal level.
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    It is amazing that a plant that can be grown is illegal while the prescription of man made, addictive, and deadly drugs continues to be a controversial subject. I've heard of overdosing on all types of man made drugs yet have never heard of marijuana over dose. Most of the people voting on these bills have probably used it at one time or another and yet will not allow it to be used even medically. I only wish that it had been available while my mom was dying of cancer and while my Dad was suffering with pain. Dad took prescription pain medication that eventually he was addicted to and literally ate his stomach to the point of bleeding to death. So, you can see that I do have reason to feel that this is simply a money driven roller coaster ride that many just don't want to get off of.
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    Help the sick please!
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    We need to legalize marijuana nationwide just like we did with legalizing gays rights to get married.
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    A step in the right direction. IMO, cannabis should be removed from the scheduled substances list and made legal at the federal level. Why take the time to approve one breed of pot plant for a specific application in children and exclude all other breeds that may have many benefits in other medical scenarios? IMO, treat cannabis like alcohol. Try to control distribution to adults only, tax it reasonably, allow access to minors for rare medical exceptions, test and label it clearly. Forget about our incompatible patchwork of state laws. With varying state laws, you couldn't take your Dr. endorsed cannabis from your home to your relatives in a "no cannabis" state without exposing yourself to severe penalties.
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    Why has nothing been done with this bill for two years! #DoYourJob
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    Free the plant not a strain
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    Almost half the states in the U.S. allow medical marijuana. They are acknowledging Big Pharma. All states need to follow suit.
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    How can you deny children a medicine that has been scientifically proven to help? The government does not need anymore say in our personal lives, especially when it comes to medicine and what we put in our bodies.
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