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Vermont - S.241 An act relating to personal possession and cultivation of cannabis and the regulation of commercial cannabis establishments
Senate Committee on Judiciary
PHYSICIAN ORDERING.--Effective January 1, 2015, a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 who has examined and is treating a patient suffering from cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms may order for the patient’s medical use low-THC cannabis to treat such disease, disorder, or condition or to alleviate symptoms of such disease, disorder, or condition, if no other satisfactory alternative treatment options exist for that patient and all of the following conditions apply:
CS/HB 307 - Experimental Treatments for Terminal Conditions
There is one summary for this bill. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.
Introduced in House (02/20/2015)
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act
Directs the Attorney General to issue a final order that removes marijuana in any form from all schedules of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.
Amends such Act to: (1) provide that schedules I, II, III, IV, and V shall consist of the drugs and other substances that are set forth in the respective schedules in part 1308 of title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations; (2) exempt marijuana from such Act except as provided in this Act; (3) revise the definition of "felony drug offense" to exclude conduct relating to marijuana; and (4) eliminate marijuana from provisions setting forth penalties applicable to prohibited conduct under such Act.
Prohibits shipping or transporting marijuana from any place outside a jurisdiction of the United States into such a jurisdiction in which its possession, use, or sale is prohibited.
Eliminates marijuana as: (1) a controlled substance for purposes of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act or the National Forest System Drug Control Act of 1986, (2) a dangerous drug for purposes of federal criminal code provisions authorizing interception of communications, and (3) a targeted drug for purposes of provisions of the national youth anti-drug media campaign under the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998.
Amends the Federal Alcohol Administration Act to set forth procedures for the issuance and revocation by the Secretary of the Treasury of permits for importing, shipping or selling in interstate or foreign commerce, purchasing for resale, producing, packaging, or warehousing marijuana. Prohibits any person from engaging in such conduct without a permit, subject to a $1,000 fine and/or a $500 payment. Sets forth criteria for ineligible applicants and disqualifying offenses.
Subjects marijuana to the provisions that apply to: (1) intoxicating liquors under the Original Packages Act, the Webb-Kenyon Act, and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000; and (2) distilled spirits under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
Grants the Food and Drug Administration the same authorities with respect to marijuana as it has for alcohol. Transfers functions of the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration relating to marijuana enforcement to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Renames: (1) ATF as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms and Explosives; and (2) the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau as the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Tax and Trade Bureau.
Directs the Comptroller General to review federal laws, regulations, and policies to determine if changes are desirable in light of this Act.
To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the use of amounts
from the Asset Forfeiture Fund for the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/
Eradication Program of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and for
Court To Decide Motion To Reconsider In Schweder Marijuana Case Without Oral Argument Today, Judge Mueller issued a minute order stating that she would decide the defense's Motion for Reconsideration based on Section 538 of the Budget Act in the Schweder marijuana case without oral argument and vacating the July 1 hearing date. http://edca.typepad.com/eastern_district_of_calif/2015/05/court-to-decide-motion-to-reconsider-in-schweder-marijuana-case-without-oral-argument.html
H.R. 2373: To provide for the legitimate use of medicinal marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.
Introduced:May 15, 2015
Status: Referred to Committee
on May 15, 2015 This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 15, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Sponsor: Morgan Griffith
Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district
Prognosis: 4% chance of being enacted
COMMITTEE REPORT S. Rept. 114-10 — 114th Congress (2015-2016) REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES of the COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY UNITED STATES SENATE during the ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS pursuant to Rule XXVI of... Committee: Senate Judiciary Reported Date: 03/31/2015