New Bill Would Require Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Laws

A new bill introduced on April 22, 2015 (HR 1940) would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act and require the federal government to respect state laws that have ended prohibitions on marijuana. Under this bill, federal agencies would be required to refrain from prosecuting individuals and businesses who are in compliance with state marijuana laws, such as California’s Compassionate Use Act. For more information about the bill, go to and type HR 1940 in the search box on the home page. You can also use this site to request email updates about developments with the bill, using the “get alerts” link on the page for the bill.


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