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H.R.499 Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.

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  • 9% of users oppose H.R.499

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  • H.R.499 has been viewed 42,925 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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    • National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws

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      I know that the organization National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws supports H.R.499
    • Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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    • Drug Policy Alliance

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    • Marijuana Policy Project

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      I know that the organization Marijuana Policy Project supports H.R.499

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    • Maine Chiefs of Police Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 01, 2014, by Thorson14 - It's time for America to stand up and just say no more. We have been loosing this war on drugs since day one. Just like prohibition of alcohol only served to create criminals and criminal empires, cannabis prohibition helps put it in the hands of children and terrorists alike. The American war on drugs is over. Let our voices be heard and from state to state we can call a ceasefire and stop wasting time and money on this "war".

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      As noted by Thorson14, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 01, 2014, "It's time for America to stand up and just say no more. We have been loosing this war on drugs since day one. Just like prohibition of alcohol only served to create criminals and criminal empires, cannabis prohibition helps put it in the hands of children and terrorists alike. The American war on drugs is over. Let our voices be heard and from state to state we can call a ceasefire and stop wasting time and money on this "war"."
    • On May 26, 2013, by xcrissxcrossx - Doesn't mean much to me, as I'm in a state that supports strict marijuana prohibition. Hopefully it serves as a step to legalizing marijuana on the federal level.

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      As noted by xcrissxcrossx, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 26, 2013, "Doesn't mean much to me, as I'm in a state that supports strict marijuana prohibition. Hopefully it serves as a step to legalizing marijuana on the federal level."
    • On December 12, 2013, by Theunheardpeople - I really wish They wouldn't lie and say they have our best interest in mind, sorry but you have yourself and whoever offers you the most money in mind. Please tell me more on how you guys will consider our views on this if it makes it to senate. uhhmm we kinda need you people to do your job for us and help it get to senate -.-. don't just wish us luck and give us a reply that you probably didn't even type. If you consider what we our views and support on this bill then help us get it to senate dont offer us help IF it does. we dont need that atm. kk thank you. without voices from people we trust enough to elect to represent us, we cant win, and also let the wrong people get to where they are! -every logical citizen to ever exist

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      As noted by Theunheardpeople, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 12, 2013, "I really wish They wouldn't lie and say they have our best interest in mind, sorry but you have yourself and whoever offers you the most money in mind. Please tell me more on how you guys will consider our views on this if it makes it to senate. uhhmm we kinda need you people to do your job for us and help it get to senate -.-. don't just wish us luck and give us a reply that you probably didn't even type. If you consider what we our views and support on this bill then help us get it to senate dont offer us help IF it does. we dont need that atm. kk thank you. without voices from people we trust enough to elect to represent us, we cant win, and also let the wrong people get to where they are! -every logical citizen to ever exist"

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    • The Enemies of Freedom - April 10, 2013 by LewRockwell.com - ...an aspect of the drug war. Introduced in the House on February 5 was the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 (H.R.499). How many members of the Republican Study Committee would vote in favor of this bill if they had the chance? You could pr

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      As noted by LewRockwell.com on April 10, 2013, "...an aspect of the drug war. Introduced in the House on February 5 was the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 (H.R.499). How many members of the Republican Study Committee would vote in favor of this bill if they had the chance? You could pr" (http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance329.html)
    • United Nations Says Changing U.S. Marijuana Laws Violate International Drug Conventions - March 05, 2013 by Democratic Underground - ...got sucked into the Marijuana madness, and the controlled substances act of 1970 put a nail in the coffin of that food source. H.R.499 would remove marijuana from the U.S.'s scheduled drug list, which would in turn, allow the growing of hemp, as well as

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      As noted by Democratic Underground on March 05, 2013, "...got sucked into the Marijuana madness, and the controlled substances act of 1970 put a nail in the coffin of that food source. H.R.499 would remove marijuana from the U.S.'s scheduled drug list, which would in turn, allow the growing of hemp, as well as" (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014415271)
    • H.R.499 Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act - February 07, 2013 by OpenCongress - To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes. view all titles (3) Official: To decriminalize marijuana at the Fede

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      As noted by OpenCongress on February 07, 2013, "To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes. view all titles (3) Official: To decriminalize marijuana at the Fede" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h499/show)
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