H.R.2835 - Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act

To provide for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States. as introduced.
  • Popular: Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act as introduced.
  • Short: Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act as introduced.

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This bill would prohibit federal interference in state-run medical marijuana programs. It would also move marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug, recognizing marijuana's medical value and making it possible for the FDA to begin setting up a regulatory framework for its use.
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Official Summary

Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act - Transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.Provides that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which ma

Official Summary

Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act - Transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.Provides that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which marijuana may, under state law, be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use:
(1) a physician from prescribing or recommending marijuana for medical use;
(2) an individual from obtaining, possessing, transporting, manufacturing, or using marijuana in accordance with such a prescription or recommendation;
(3) an individual authorized under state law to do so from obtaining, possessing, transporting, or manufacturing marijuana on an authorized patient's behalf;
(4) a pharmacy or other entity authorized to do so from obtaining, possessing, or distributing marijuana to such patients; or
(5) an entity established by such a state or local government thereof to do so from producing, possessing, or distributing marijuana for such a prescription or recommendation.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2835

  • Americans for Safe Access
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Drug Policy Alliance Network
  • Change.org

Organizations Opposing H.R.2835

  • National Narcotic Officer’s Association Coalition (NNOAC)


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