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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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  • 91% of users support H.R.499

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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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      I know that the organization Maine Chiefs of Police Association opposes H.R.499

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 01, 2014, by ThomColorado - Let's get this bill moving forward, it has been in committee for too long. With over 800,000 marijuana arrests each year that alone says this issue of probation needs to be addressed.

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      As noted by ThomColorado, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 01, 2014, "Let's get this bill moving forward, it has been in committee for too long. With over 800,000 marijuana arrests each year that alone says this issue of probation needs to be addressed."
    • On February 12, 2014, by Outdabox88 - Hemp/Cannabis can be made into over 10,000 things , including oil , fabric , electricity , building materials , energy , medicine , food , and so much more. Never in a million years could we produce enough hemp/cannabis in the USA to provide all that we demand from every one of the industries . We import millions of dollars annually to compensate what we can not provide in all major industries . We can use this God given , all natural plant to heal our planet , people , and economy . Legalization and marketing of this beneficial plant will allow us to affectively cut down the need for foreign import to a tiny percentage . Please , do some research and learn for yourself that this drug has been a medicine for tens of thousands of years and it has been miss scheduled since a racist people used fear , stupidity , and yellow journalism to outlaw it under a different name in 1937, against the AMA doctors recommendation . Thank You in advance.

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      As noted by Outdabox88, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 12, 2014, "Hemp/Cannabis can be made into over 10,000 things , including oil , fabric , electricity , building materials , energy , medicine , food , and so much more. Never in a million years could we produce enough hemp/cannabis in the USA to provide all that we demand from every one of the industries . We import millions of dollars annually to compensate what we can not provide in all major industries . We can use this God given , all natural plant to heal our planet , people , and economy . Legalization and marketing of this beneficial plant will allow us to affectively cut down the need for foreign import to a tiny percentage . Please , do some research and learn for yourself that this drug has been a medicine for tens of thousands of years and it has been miss scheduled since a racist people used fear , stupidity , and yellow journalism to outlaw it under a different name in 1937, against the AMA doctors recommendation . Thank You in advance. "
    • On February 02, 2014, by Devon_Cooper - Oklahoma representatives, please support this bill! Bring in revenue to our state, because Mary Fallin will not! The people are speaking, and you work for us!

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      As noted by Devon_Cooper, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 02, 2014, "Oklahoma representatives, please support this bill! Bring in revenue to our state, because Mary Fallin will not! The people are speaking, and you work for us!"

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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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