H.R. 975 – The “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017”

  • Modifies the Controlled Substances Act so that anyone operating in compliance with state marijuana laws is immune from federal prosecution; would apply to all marijuana-related activities, medical and non-medical, in the states in which they are authorized
  • Sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); 24 co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committee

H.R. 1227 – The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017”

  • Removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and deletes all marijuana-specific offenses and penalties, including current mandatory five and 10 year minimums for the manufacture, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute certain amounts of marijuana; prohibits the shipping or transportation of marijuana if the recipient would be in violation of state laws prohibiting marijuana possession or sales
  • Sponsored by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA); 15 co-sponsors
  • Assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee

H.R. 1841 and H.R. 1823; S. 776 – The “Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act”

  • Offered as one bill in the Senate and two in the House (Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act [H.R. 1841] and the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act [H.R. 1823]), this legislation taxes and regulates marijuana on the federal level. It would impose an excise tax that escalates annually, topping off at 25% of sales price. Marijuana producers, importers, and wholesalers would be required to obtain a permit from the Department of Treasury, and the marijuana industry would be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol. Strict rules would prohibit sale or distribution of marijuana in states where it is illegal under state law.
  • Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), with 16 co-sponsors; Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), with eight co-sponsors; and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
  • Assigned to Senate Finance and the following House committees: Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Agriculture

H.R. 1824 and S. 780 – The “Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017”

  • Exempts individuals and entities from federal marijuana laws if they are acting in compliance with state or tribal law; allows for expungement of certain federal marijuana convictions; and addresses multiple areas of federal law that currently penalize individuals for activities related to marijuana including: drug testing for federal employment, access to federal student aid, barriers on marijuana research, veterans’ access to medical marijuana, access to federally assisted public housing, immigration restrictions, civil asset forfeiture, banking and financial services barriers, and various restrictions on business practices
  • Sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR); eight House co-sponsors
  • Assigned to Senate Finance and the following House committees: Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Financial Services; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce; Veterans Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform

H.R. 1810 and S. 777 – The “Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017”

  • Amends the IRS code to exempt a trade or business that conducts marijuana sales in compliance with state law from the prohibition against deductions for expenditures in connection with trafficking in controlled substances
  • Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR); 38 House co-sponsors and five Senate co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees

H.R. 1820 – “Veterans Equal Access Act of 2017”

  • Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow physicians and other health care workers employed by the VA to recommend medical marijuana in compliance with state laws and fill out any forms necessary to certify patients for a state medical marijuana program
  • Sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); 17 co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Veterans Affairs committee

H.R. 2215 and S. 1152 – The “Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2017”

  • Updates federal banking laws and rules to allow banks to provide financial services to state-legal marijuana businesses, promoting community safety and financial security
  • Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR); 51 House co-sponsors and 11 Senate co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Financial Services and Judiciary committees

H.R. 331 – The “States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act”

  • Prevents federal officials from using asset forfeiture laws against property owners who allow conduct authorized by a state medical marijuana law to be conducted on their property
  • Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); six co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees

H.R. 714 – The “Legitimate Use of Medical Marihuana Act”

  • Reschedules marijuana to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act; exempts individuals and entities in compliance with state medical marijuana laws from the provisions of the CSA and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act if those individuals and entities are “in a state in which marihuana may be prescribed”; and defines a “prescription” as being “an instruction written by a medical physician in accordance with applicable State law that authorizes a patient to be issued with a medicine or treatment”
  • Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), with one co-sponsor
  • Assigned to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R. 715 – The “Compassionate Access Act”

  • Requires marijuana to be rescheduled within a year from the enactment date; excludes CBD from the Controlled Substances Act definition of “marihuana”; exempts individuals and entities in compliance with state medical marijuana laws from the provisions of the CSA and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act if those individuals and entities are “in a state in which marihuana may be prescribed”; defines a “prescription” as being “an instruction written by a medical physician in accordance with applicable State law that authorizes a patient to be issued with a medicine or treatment”; and opens up avenues to researching potential benefits of marijuana use
  • Sponsored by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); three co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees

H.R. 1952 – The “Better Drive Act”

  • Repeals current law that incentivizes states to automatically suspend an individual’s driver’s license upon a marijuana or other drug offense
  • Sponsored by Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX); 11 co-sponsors
  • Assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R. 2020 – To provide for the rescheduling of marijuana into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act

  • Requires the attorney general to transfer marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule III within 60 days of enactment
  • Sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL); three co-sponsors
  • Assigned to House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees