Text: H.R.6335 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 6335 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6335

 To amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property 
from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is 
                        authorized by State law.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             August 2, 2012

Ms. Lee of California (for herself, Mr. Polis, Mr. Farr, Mr. Stark, Mr. 
Hinchey, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Honda, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, and Mr. 
  McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
    and Commerce, 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 amend the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property 
from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is 
                        authorized by State law.

    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 ``States' Medical Marijuana Property 
Rights Protection Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) 17 States and the District of Columbia have, through 
        ballot measure or legislative action, approved the use of 
        marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by a physician.
            (2) Marijuana has long-established medical uses as an 
        effective treatment for conditions that include HIV/AIDS, 
        multiple sclerosis, arthritis, gastro-intestinal disorders, 
        chronic pain, and others as well.

SEC. 3. CIVIL FORFEITURE EXEMPTION FOR MARIJUANA FACILITIES AUTHORIZED 
              BY STATE LAW.

    Paragraph (7) of section 511(a) of the Controlled Substances Act 
(21 U.S.C. 881(a)(7)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(7) All'' and inserting ``(7)(A) Except 
        as provided in subparagraph (B), all''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(B) No real property, including any right, title, and 
        interest in the whole of any lot or tract of land and any 
        appurtenances or improvements, shall be subject to forfeiture 
        under subparagraph (A) due to medical marijuana-related conduct 
        that is authorized by State law.''.
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