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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1588

   To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and 
           consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 7, 2019

  Ms. Gabbard (for herself, Mr. Young, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Soto, Ms. 
Norton, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Amash, 
    Ms. Pingree, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Swalwell of 
California, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Correa, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Smith 
 of Washington, and Mr. DeFazio) introduced the following bill; which 
 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition 
  to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
   To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and 
           consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition 
Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO MARIHUANA.

    (a) In General.--Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 
801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 103. APPLICATION OF THIS ACT TO MARIHUANA.

    ``(a) Prohibition on Certain Shipping or Transportation.--This Act 
shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to 
ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, 
from one State, territory, or district of the United States, or place 
noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any 
other State, territory, or district of the United States, or place 
noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any 
foreign country into any State, territory, or district of the United 
States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction 
thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested 
therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either 
in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such 
State, territory, or district of the United States, or place 
noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
    ``(b) Penalty.--Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be 
fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 1 
year, or both.''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for the Comprehensive 
Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-513; 84 
Stat. 1236) is amended by striking the item relating to section 103 and 
inserting the following:

``Sec. 103. Application of this Act to marihuana.''.

SEC. 3. DEREGULATION OF MARIHUANA.

    (a) Removed From Schedule of Controlled Substances.--Subsection (c) 
of Schedule I of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 
U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``marihuana''; and
            (2) by striking ``tetrahydrocannabinols''.
    (b) Removal of Prohibition on Import and Export.--Section 1010(b) 
of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``or'' after 
                the semicolon;
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (G); and
                    (C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as 
                subparagraph (G);
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``or'' after 
                the semicolon;
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (G); and
                    (C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as 
                subparagraph (G);
            (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``paragraphs (1), (2), 
        and (4)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) and (2)'';
            (4) by striking paragraph (4); and
            (5) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as 
        paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively.

SEC. 4. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

    The Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 102(44) (21 U.S.C. 802(44)), by striking 
        ``marihuana,'';
            (2) in section 401(b) (21 U.S.C. 841(b))--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A)--
                                    (I) in clause (vi), by inserting 
                                ``or'' after the semicolon;
                                    (II) by striking (vii); and
                                    (III) by redesignating clause 
                                (viii) as clause (vii);
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by striking clause (vii); and
                                    (II) by redesignating clause (viii) 
                                as clause (vii);
                            (iii) in subparagraph (C), by striking 
                        ``subparagraphs (A), (B), and (D)'' and 
                        inserting ``subparagraphs (A) and (B)'';
                            (iv) by striking subparagraph (D);
                            (v) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as 
                        subparagraph (D); and
                            (vi) in subparagraph (D)(i), as 
                        redesignated, by striking ``subparagraphs (C) 
                        and (D)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (C)'';
                    (B) by striking paragraph (4); and
                    (C) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) 
                as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively;
            (3) in section 402(c)(2)(B) (21 U.S.C. 842(c)(2)(B)), by 
        striking ``, marihuana,'';
            (4) in section 403(d)(1) (21 U.S.C. 843(d)(1)), by striking 
        ``, marihuana,'';
            (5) in section 418(a) (21 U.S.C. 859(a)), by striking the 
        last sentence;
            (6) in section 419(a) (21 U.S.C. 860(a)), by striking the 
        last sentence;
            (7) in section 422(d) (21 U.S.C. 863(d))--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``marijuana,''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (5), by striking ``, such as a 
                marihuana cigarette,''; and
            (8) in section 516(d) (21 U.S.C. 886(d)), by striking 
        ``section 401(b)(6)'' each place the term appears and inserting 
        ``section 401(b)(5)''.
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