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H.R.2306 Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 25, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • 6% of users oppose H.R.2306

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Amends the Controlled Substances Act so that marijuana would no longer be considered a scheduled drug, allowing states to establish their own laws and regulations. All federal penalties for production, distribution and possession of the drug would be repealed. The only federal authority that would remain would be prevention of marijuana traveling over state borders in violation of the individual states' laws.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Amends the Controlled Substances Act so that marijuana would no longer be considered a scheduled drug, allowing states to establish their own laws and regulations. All federal penalties for production, distribution and possession of the drug would be repealed. The only federal authority that would remain would be prevention of marijuana traveling over state borders in violation of the individual states' laws.

    Supporting Organizations

    • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

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      I know that the organization National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws supports H.R.2306
    • Families Against Mandatory Minimums

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      I know that the organization Families Against Mandatory Minimums supports H.R.2306
    • Women's Marijuana Movement

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      I know that the organization Women's Marijuana Movement supports H.R.2306
    • StoptheDrugWar.org

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      I know that the organization StoptheDrugWar.org supports H.R.2306

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 24, 2011, by FreeRoamer - Kudos to Barney Frank, Ron Paul, and the other congressmen brave enough to publicly support this bill. Legalize marijuana!

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      As noted by FreeRoamer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 24, 2011, "Kudos to Barney Frank, Ron Paul, and the other congressmen brave enough to publicly support this bill. Legalize marijuana!"
    • On July 01, 2011, by fluffymetal - "If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

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      As noted by fluffymetal, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 01, 2011, ""If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson "
    • On June 27, 2011, by EgadsNo - Remember this republicans, the elderly are the largest supporters of medical marijuana. Not only do almost all of them have something pot can help them with- but they vote. Young parents are predominantly who is against marijuana reform. The real youth are irrelevant- they dont vote. Every elderly person has a disease that medical marijuana can help them with- and they almost all know of someone good who has been screwed over by laws against it. They almost all know someone who is using it that swears by it, this masquerade is ending- there is ample scientific evidence to support this bill, it has even been paid for by the US FED. Dont end up looking like a fool by spouting rhetoric that everyone knows is lies. Help this bill pass and be regarded as heroes.

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      As noted by EgadsNo, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 27, 2011, "Remember this republicans, the elderly are the largest supporters of medical marijuana. Not only do almost all of them have something pot can help them with- but they vote. Young parents are predominantly who is against marijuana reform. The real youth are irrelevant- they dont vote. Every elderly person has a disease that medical marijuana can help them with- and they almost all know of someone good who has been screwed over by laws against it. They almost all know someone who is using it that swears by it, this masquerade is ending- there is ample scientific evidence to support this bill, it has even been paid for by the US FED. Dont end up looking like a fool by spouting rhetoric that everyone knows is lies. Help this bill pass and be regarded as heroes."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Bill Summary & Status – 112th Congress (2011 – 2012) – H.R.2306 ... - June 17, 2012 by NotSoCrazyNews - Bill Summary & Status – 112th Congress (2011 – 2012) – H.R.2306 – Cosponsors – THOMAS (Library of Congress). Posted on 2012/06/17 by NotSoCrazyNews · Original post on loc.gov → Comments on reddit.com → ...

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      As noted by NotSoCrazyNews on June 17, 2012, "Bill Summary & Status – 112th Congress (2011 – 2012) – H.R.2306 – Cosponsors – THOMAS (Library of Congress). Posted on 2012/06/17 by NotSoCrazyNews · Original post on loc.gov → Comments on reddit.com → ..." (/url?q=http://notsocrazynews.com/p/bill-summary-status-112th-congress-2011-2012-2306-cosponsors-thomas-library&sa=U&ei=pREDUIG9EcOw2wXSy7C9Cw&ved=0CCwQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNFlyIlLxsMcAPEkGsl8AzQhjdUKhw)
    • Sheriff's Department Receives Grant To Eradicate Marijuana - Lake ... - June 05, 2012 by City News Service - I'm not sure you're correct regarding Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul's HR 2306. Last I read, the bill sits in committee where “Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his panel will not take up the ...

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      As noted by City News Service on June 05, 2012, "I'm not sure you're correct regarding Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul's HR 2306. Last I read, the bill sits in committee where “Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his panel will not take up the ..." (/url?q=http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/articles/sheriff-s-department-receives-grant-to-eradicate-marijuana&sa=U&ei=pREDUIG9EcOw2wXSy7C9Cw&ved=0CD4QmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFHBrC-sTxOaxsOGydZ0mMlpgikIQ)
    • Can the Government Mix Drugs and Post- Combat Stress? « Brooks ... - April 29, 2012 by Melissa Bynes Brooks, MBA, RPSGT, CRT - Open Congress for the 112th United States Congress (2012). H.R.2306- Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2012, from http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2306/show. Phillips, A.

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      As noted by Melissa Bynes Brooks, MBA, RPSGT, CRT on April 29, 2012, "Open Congress for the 112th United States Congress (2012). H.R.2306- Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2012, from http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2306/show. Phillips, A." (/url?q=http://brookssleepreview.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/the-psychology-of-treating-ptsd-with-psychedelics/&sa=U&ei=ZhkYUKatAoOQ9gTzloDgBQ&ved=0CB8QmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEnTRb2NTLfjGdYgcg6ABy-jNT_bQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bills of the 111th Congress Concerning Climate Change - October 19, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - ...conservation, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction. Sponsor: Rep Michael M. Honda [D-CA] (introduced 4/2/2009). H.R.2306: National Climate Service Act of 2009 This bill would require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a National Climate Se

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on October 19, 2012, "...conservation, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction. Sponsor: Rep Michael M. Honda [D-CA] (introduced 4/2/2009). H.R.2306: National Climate Service Act of 2009 This bill would require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a National Climate Se" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/111/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • Ron Paul Legalize Marijuana Bill: 8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense - October 12, 2012 by Daily Paul - ...legislation currently pending. However, federal law and state laws are in conflict and will remain so until such legislation as H.R. 2306 or future legislation just like it is passed. This is a state's rights issue and it's time for the federal governme

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      As noted by Daily Paul on October 12, 2012, "...legislation currently pending. However, federal law and state laws are in conflict and will remain so until such legislation as H.R. 2306 or future legislation just like it is passed. This is a state's rights issue and it's time for the federal governme" (http://www.dailypaul.com/258615/ron-paul-legalize-marijuana-bill-8-reasons-why-it-makes-sense)
    • Follow that Bill - July 06, 2012 by News Tribune - H.R. 2306 — Decriminalizes marijuana. Filed June 23, 2011, by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). S. 2272 — Changes the name of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley (for former president William McKinley) to Mt. Denali. Filed March 29, 2012, by U.S. Sen. Lisa ...

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      As noted by News Tribune on July 06, 2012, "H.R. 2306 — Decriminalizes marijuana. Filed June 23, 2011, by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). S. 2272 — Changes the name of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley (for former president William McKinley) to Mt. Denali. Filed March 29, 2012, by U.S. Sen. Lisa ..." (http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=126&ArticleID=20586)
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