House Bill H. R. 1227 Tulsi Gabbard Proposes Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Anybody know much about this bill?

    https://trofire.com/2017/03/21/tulsi-gabbard-proposes-bill-decriminalize-marijuana/

    Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard proposed a bill in late February that, if passed, would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, releasing the Department of Justices’ hold on the drug and the states that have legalized it.

    Controversial progressive Tulsi Gabbard has proposed several bold bills in recent months, the most recent of which is this bill, which she proposed in a bipartisan move with Congressman Scott Taylor of Virgnina.

    Co-signing H.R. 1227 “The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act,” Gabbard and Republican Taylor indicate that the removal of taboo and harsh penalties on marijuana consumption and production is no longer a strictly liberal platform.

    The bill maintains prohbition on shipping across state lines or importation from outside the US but otherwise strikes "marihuana" from the controlled substances act.

    A BILL
    To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
    21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    “SEC. 103. APPLICATION OF THIS ACT TO MARIHUANA.


    “(a) Prohibition On Certain Shipping Or Transportation.—This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

    “(b) Penalty.—Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.”.

    (b) Table Of Contents.—The table of contents for the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (Public Law 91–513; 84 Stat. 1236) is amended by striking the item relating to section 103 and inserting the following:


    “Sec. 103. Application of this Act to marihuana.”.
    SEC. 3. DEREGULATION OF MARIHUANA.


    21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

    (1) in paragraph (1)—

    (A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting “or” after the semicolon;

    (B) by striking subparagraph (G); and

    (C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (G);

    (2) in paragraph (2)—

    (A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting “or” after the semicolon;

    (B) by striking subparagraph (G); and

    (C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (G);

    (3) in paragraph (3), by striking “paragraphs (1), (2), and (4)” and inserting “paragraphs (1) and (2)”;

    (4) by striking paragraph (4); and

    (5) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively.
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    Cannabis legalization is definitely becoming a bipartisan issue. The main opposition is big pharma and the adult beverage industry. This isn't a moral issue, though it is often portrayed as such.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    it does not help that Spicers wife, Rebecca, is the chief communications officer of NBWA's (Americas Beer Distributor). She executes key public relations strategies to advance the association’s advocacy priorities. The
    American Society of Association Executives recognized Spicer with its Rising Star Award, and PR Week magazine listed her among the “Top 40 Under 40” public relations professionals in the country.[​IMG]
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it, but Spicey's wife isn't half bad.
    She can do better...
     
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    dandyrandy

    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    I think spiceys a woman...
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Agree the bill has small to no chance. I'm just glad to see an intelligent bill launched. Bipartisan support as well. Introduce this thing every year until it gets passed. Especially good for gaining material against drug warrior Representatives too.
     
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    LowRider97

    LowRider97 Well-Known Member

    Well there is always the Rohrabacher bill also
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

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