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The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act
Bill # H.R.2306

Original Sponsor:
Barney Frank (D-MA 4th)

Cosponsor Total: 16
(last sponsor added 11/30/2011)
  1 Republicans
  15 Democrats
About This Legislation:
H.R. 2306, introduced on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), is the first Congressional marijuana legalization bill. H.R. 2306 would remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, allowing states to legalize and regulate marijuana, or to continue to prohibit it, as they choose. The legislation would limit the federal government's role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or interstate smuggling.

 

Five initial cosponsors joined Rep. Frank on the bill: Steve Cohen (D-TN), John Conyers (D-MI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Jared Polis (D-CO).

 

More information about the legislation, including a report on the launching press conference, is available from Drug War Chronicle here.
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