H.R.6134 - Truth in Trials Act

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Truth in Trials Act as introduced.

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Sam Farr

D-CA

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Official Summary

Truth in Trials Act - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) allow any person on trial for a federal marijuana-related offense to introduce evidence that the alleged marijuana-related activities were performed in compliance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana, (2) allow

Official Summary

Truth in Trials Act - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) allow any person on trial for a federal marijuana-related offense to introduce evidence that the alleged marijuana-related activities were performed in compliance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(2) allow an affirmative defense to a marijuana prosecution that the alleged marijuana-related activities complied with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(3) limit the criminal liability of persons convicted of federal marijuana-related offenses,
(4) require the preservation and return (if a defendant is acquitted) of property seized in connection with a marijuana prosecution, and
(5) prohibit the seizure of plants grown or stored under a physician's recommendation or by order of a state or municipal agency in accordance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana.

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