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Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013

Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2) Section-by-Section Summary Title I: Marijuana Decriminalization Removes marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Maintains the Controlled Substances Acts current definition of marijuana. Prohibits marijuana from being shipped into a state or territory in which marijuana remains illegal. Removes special law enforcement authority given to the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service to pursue individuals producing marijuana on federal land. This bill does not permit growing of marijuana or hemp on federal land. Growing anything on federal land without a permit is illegal under federal law; this bill simply reduces the penalty for growing marijuana and hemp so that the penalties for doing so are in line with those for growing all other plants. Removes marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs for which suspected manufacture or sale can be considered sufficient for the Department of Justice to issue permission for a wiretap. Title II: Regulation of Marijuana Like Alcohol Adds a Marijuana section to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, ensuring that the law distinguishes between individuals who grow marijuana for personal use (and are not subject to any federal registration or permitting requirements) and individuals who are involved in commercial sale and distribution. Requires that commercial producers and distributors of marijuana (in states in which commercial production and distribution is legal) register for a permit with the Department of the Treasury. Permits will only be available to producers and distributors who have not committed a crime within the past five years (unless the crime was for a marijuanarelated activity that was legal under state law at the time). Requires that Treasury charge a fee for each permit. This fee, which closely emulates the permit-and-fee system for commercial alcohol manufacturers, will be used to offset fully the cost of all federal oversight and regulation of marijuana. Title III: Transfer of Federal Marijuana Jurisdiction Removes jurisdiction of marijuana regulation from the Drug Enforcement Administration and gives it to the newly-renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Firearms and Explosives. Renames the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Tax and Trade Bureau. Requires the Government Accountability Office to review all parts of the U.S. Code referring to the Controlled Substances Act or other federal drug laws, and to make recommendations to Congress of any sections that may need to be amended in light of this legislation. Allows a federal agency to continue to set its own drug policy.