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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-HR2592 on Jul 23, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
    Title: To provide for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States. Summary: Transfers marijuana from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act to schedule II of such Act. Declares that, in a State in which marijuana may be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use under applicable State law, no provision of the Controlled Substances Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict:

  • the prescription or recommendation of marijuana by a physician for medical use;

  • an individual from obtaining and using marijuana from a physician's prescription or recommendation of marijuana for medical use; or

  • a pharmacy from obtaining and holding marijuana for the prescription or recommendation of marijuana by a physician for medical use under applicable State law.

  • Prohibits any provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act from prohibiting or restricting a State entity from producing or distributing marijuana for the purpose of its distribution for prescription or recommendation by a physician in a State in which marijuana may be prescribed by a physician for medical use.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: Legalize medical marijuana (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-HR2592

Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1wMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Patsy Mink s1oHawaii Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Martin Sabo s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR2592

Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR2592

Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1


















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