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H.R.2835 Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 12, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • 92% of users support H.R.2835

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • 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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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: 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.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Americans for Safe Access

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    • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

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    • Drug Policy Alliance Network

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    • Change.org

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    Opposing Organizations

    • National Narcotic Officer’s Association Coalition (NNOAC)

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On August 05, 2009, by ClarenceDarrowJr - With President Obama's history of marijuana use and that of President George W. Bush and President Clinton, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that of over 100 million Americans, it's about time someone changed the terrible federal laws regarding this drug. 2.7 million people are in jail and most of them because of marijuana. That just feeds corrupt courts, corrupt police, and corrupt private prison systems. I'm backing you up fully on this Barney !

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      As noted by ClarenceDarrowJr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 05, 2009, "With President Obama's history of marijuana use and that of President George W. Bush and President Clinton, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that of over 100 million Americans, it's about time someone changed the terrible federal laws regarding this drug. 2.7 million people are in jail and most of them because of marijuana. That just feeds corrupt courts, corrupt police, and corrupt private prison systems. I'm backing you up fully on this Barney !"
    • On June 16, 2009, by jml6m - There's no reason for this not to pass.

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    • On August 04, 2009, by rables - Finally!

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Frank Calls Obama Policy 'A Grave Mistake' | Health Plaza - April 30, 2012 by Doc Hollywood - Frank has introduced (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h2835/show) the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, which would prohibit federal actions in state medical marijuana programs. He also doesn't ...

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      As noted by Doc Hollywood on April 30, 2012, "Frank has introduced (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h2835/show) the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, which would prohibit federal actions in state medical marijuana programs. He also doesn't ..." (/url?q=http://healthplaza.biz/health/frank-calls-obama-policy-a-grave-mistake/&sa=U&ei=p6roT868Kajq2QXd8NDZCQ&ved=0CC0QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNFRRZbW6waNNR2hAhre6IALGxuPtA)
    • HR2835: Joint Select Committee on Job Creation ... - OpenCongress - September 01, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. <li><em>Short:</em> Joint Select Committee on Job Creation Act of 2011<em> as introduced.</em></li><li><em>Official:</em> To establish a joint select committee of Congress to report fin

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      As noted by opencongress.org on September 01, 2011, "All Bill Titles. &lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt;/em&gt; Joint Select Committee on Job Creation Act of 2011&lt;em&gt; as introduced.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Official:&lt;/em&gt; To establish a joint select committee of Congress to report fin" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2835/show)
    • The Real Possibility of the Ending of Federal Persecution of Patients - May 31, 2011 by Stoner Smurf - House Bill 1983 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2835/show http://stash.norml.org/support-the-s...protection-act House Bill 1983 the States.

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      As noted by Stoner Smurf on May 31, 2011, "House Bill 1983 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2835/show http://stash.norml.org/support-the-s...protection-act House Bill 1983 the States." (/url?q=http://www.rollitup.org/toke-n-talk/436205-real-possibility-ending-federal-persecution.html&sa=U&ei=LxkYUJGtCIn09gTO5oGYBQ&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHzWYwPWWwOZVDT2v-H75FyJVjd_A)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress Introduces HR 2835, The Medical Marijuana Patient ... - June 11, 2009 by Common Dreams (press release) - In addition to rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), HR 2835 would provide protection from the CSA and the federal Food, Drug, ...

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      As noted by Common Dreams (press release) on June 11, 2009, "In addition to rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), HR 2835 would provide protection from the CSA and the federal Food, Drug, ..." (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/06/12-7)
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