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S.L.C.
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To decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. B
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 YDEN
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CHUMER
) introduced the fol-lowing bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
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A BILL
To decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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(a) S
HORT
T
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.—This Act may be cited as the
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‘‘Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act’’.
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(b) T
 ABLE OF
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ONTENTS
.—The table of contents for
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this Act is as follows:
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Sec.1.Short title; table of contents.
 
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S.L.C. Sec.2.Findings. Sec.3.Definitions. TITLE I—DECRIMINALIZATION OF CANNABIS, PUBLIC SAFETY,  AND STATES’ RIGHTS Subtitle A—Decriminalization of Cannabis Sec.101.Decriminalization of cannabis. Sec.102.Transferring agency functions with regard to cannabis. Subtitle B—Public Safety and States’ Rights Sec.111.Statesrights. Sec.112.Diversion of cannabis. Sec.113.Additional and cumulative remedies. TITLE II—RESEARCH, TRAINING, AND PREVENTION Sec.201.Societal impact of cannabis legalization study. Sec.202.Public health research. Sec.203.Cannabis-related highway safety research. Sec.204.Grant programs to prevent impaired driving due to cannabis use. TITLE III—RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITY Subtitle A—Opportunity Trust Fund Programs Sec.301.Opportunity trust fund programs. Sec.302.Comprehensive opioid, stimulant, and substance use disorder pro-gram. Sec.303.Availability of small business administration programs and services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers. Sec.304.Demographic data of cannabis business owners and employees. Subtitle B—Restorative Justice Sec.311.Resentencing and expungement. Sec.312.No discrimination in the provision of a federal public benefit on the  basis of cannabis. Sec.313.No adverse effect for purposes of the immigration laws. Sec.314.Provision by health care providers of the Department of Veterans Af-fairs of recommendations and opinions regarding veteran par-ticipation in State cannabis programs. Sec.315.Provision by health care providers of Indian health programs of rec-ommendations and opinions regarding participation in State cannabis programs. TITLE IV—TAXATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST FUND Sec.401.Creation of Opportunity Trust Fund and imposition of taxes with re-spect to cannabis products. TITLE V—PUBLIC HEALTH, CANNABIS ADMINISTRATION, AND TRADE PRACTICES Subtitle A—Public Health Sec.501.FDA regulation of cannabis.
 
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S.L.C. Sec.502.Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Sec.503.Expedited review. Sec.504.Research on cannabis. Sec.505.Regulation of cannabidiol. Sec.506.Amendment to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Subtitle B—Federal Cannabis Administration Sec.511.Federal cannabis administration. Sec.512.Increased funding for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Cannabis Tax and Trade Bureau. TITLE VI—MISCELLANEOUS Sec.601.Comptroller General review of laws and regulations. Sec.602.Severability.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
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The Congress finds as follows:
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(1) The communities that have been most
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harmed by cannabis prohibition are benefitting the
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least from the legal marijuana marketplace.
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(2) A legacy of racial and ethnic injustices,
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compounded by the disproportionate collateral con-
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sequences of 80 years of cannabis prohibition en-
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forcement, now limits participation in the industry.
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(3) 37 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto
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Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have
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adopted laws allowing legal access to cannabis, and
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18 States, the District of Columbia, the Common-
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 wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam
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have adopted laws legalizing cannabis for adult rec-
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reational use.
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