Bill Text: MI HCR0004 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: A concurrent resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - Referred To Committee On Judiciary [HCR0004 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-HCR0004-Introduced.html

            Rep. Yaroch offered the following concurrent resolution:

            House Concurrent Resolution No. 4.

A concurrent resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

            Whereas, Despite federal law criminalizing marijuana, many states have exercised their authority to enact marijuana laws that reflect the needs and interests of their citizens. Currently, the state of Michigan is among a majority of states that have chosen to regulate marijuana under state law; and

 Whereas, The federal government's lack of clarity and inconsistency in its interpretation of the legality of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 has created confusion and uncertainty for states legislating marijuana operations.  This, in turn, affects law enforcement, banking, taxation, and zoning; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That we urge the Congress of the United States to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970; and be it further

            Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.

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