This bill would change federal marijuana law to protect those who are in compliance with state laws while producing, possessing, distributing, dispensing, administering, or delivering marijuana. Basically, if a person's pot use/production/distribution is allowed under state law for recreational or medical purposes — the federal government won't prosecute them.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthCommittee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedFebruary 7th, 2017
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 975?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 975
Of Note: Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized and regulated recreational marijuana for adults — although Congress has prevented D.C. implementing it — while 29 states, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico permit the medical use of marijuana.
If you're wondering how many people agree with your position on legalizing marijuana, Pew Research has the numbers:
"Support for marijuana legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition. A slim majority (53%) of Americans say the drug should be made legal, compared with 44% who want it to be illegal. Opinions have changed drastically since 1969, when Gallup first asked the question and found that just 12% favored legalizing marijuana use."
- Sponsoring Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Press Release (Previous Version)
- Santa Cruz Sentinel
- Washington Examiner
- Marijuana Policy Project (In Favor)
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