PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: In part 3 we look at some of Title 21, and then take another break, because reading marijuana laws is really boring; or too shocking and upsetting to read the draconian prison terms. No wonder the U.S. Congress got away with making so many laws, they just figure the public goes to sleep trying to read them.
REMEMBER TO GO TO THE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION JUNE 21, 2017
on the State House Lawn in Montpelier, Vermont and carry signs telling the state senators and state representatives to vote to override the governor’s veto of the recreational marijuana bill !!!!! PLEASE GO & TELL YOUR FRIENDS !!!
Previously, we looked at Part 1 Federal Marijuana Laws
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot Previously, in Part 1, we looked at food stamps & marijuana, federal forest land & marijuana,
federal immigration laws & marijuana, and U.S. Military law & marijuana.
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-1-federal-marijuana-laws-trump-state-marijuana-laws-so-it-time-learn-federal-pot INCLUDES: 7 USC 2014; 7 USC 2209e; 8 USC 1182; 8 USC §1227; 8 USC 1254a; 8 USC 1255; 10 USC 912a;
16 USC 559b;16 USC §559c
Then we looked at
Part 2 Federal Marijuana Laws
FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS PART 2
http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/other/part-2-federal-marijuana-laws-governor-phil-scott-consider-morning-his-big-decision-i We start off with Title 18 Criminal laws: explosives & marijuana; prisons & marijuana;
and then Title 19 international treaties & marijuana.
Please keep in mind that changing state marijuana laws does NOT change federal laws
which are spelled three different ways in the federal laws: marijuana, marihuana and cannabis.
Here, in Part 3 of Federal Marijuana Laws, (also spelled marihuana and cannabis) we will look at just some of TITLE 21.
Remember, there are a lot more federal marijuana laws, so
be looking forward to more parts: Title 3; Title 5; Title 20; Title 22; Title 23; Title 25; Title 26; Title 28; Title 42; Title 48; Title 49 and International Treaties.
No wonder there are more people in prison
in the United States of America per population
than elsewhere in the world!
Remember, this is only Part 3, and there are more
marijuana, marihuana and cannabis laws in the U.S.A.!
Are states “ripping people off” by “double taxation”
because state marijuana laws all too closely duplicate
federal marijuana laws, and this “trick” makes
taxpayers pay for state prison sentences and federal
prison sentences which are not always served concurrently?
PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
21 USC 186 to 187; 21 USC 209; 21 USC 353; 21 USC 801
21 USC 802; 21 USC 812; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 841
PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS,
COMING SOON TO ibrattleboro.com
21 USC 842; 21 USC 843; 21 USC 859; 21 USC 860
21 USC 863; 21 USC 960; 21 USC 962
21 USC 967; 21 USC 1705; 21 USC 1708
21 USC 1713; 26 4761
21 USC 186 to 187: Transferred
Text contains those laws in effect on May 25, 2017
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 6-NARCOTIC DRUGS
MARIHUANA AND HEALTH REPORTING
§§186, 187. Transferred
Section 186, Pub. L. 91–296, title V, §501, June 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 352, which related to congressional findings as to marihuana use, the need for a better understanding of the health consequences, and the lack of information thereto, was transferred and set out as a note under section 242 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. Section 187, Pub. L. 91–296, title V, §502, June 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 352, which directed the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare to report to Congress on the current information on the health consequence of marihuana use, with recommendations for legislative and administrative action and to submit a preliminary report no later than 90 days after June 30, 1970, was transferred and set out as a note under
section 242 of Title 42.
21 USC 209
21 USC 353
TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 9 / SUBCHAPTER V / Part A / § 353
§353. Exemptions and consideration for certain drugs, devices, and biological products:
(b) Prescription by physician; exemption from labeling and prescription requirements; misbranded drugs; compliance with narcotic and marihuana laws (1) A drug intended for use by man which-
(A) because of its toxicity or other potentiality for harmful effect, or the method
of its use, or the collateral measures necessary to its use, is not safe for use except
under the supervision of a practitioner licensed by law to administer such drug; or
(B) is limited by an approved application under section 355 of this title to use under
the professional supervision of a practitioner licensed by law to administer such drug
shall be dispensed only (i) upon a written prescription of a practitioner licensed by law
to administer such drug, or (ii) upon an oral prescription of such practitioner which is
reduced promptly to writing and filed by the pharmacist, or (iii) by refilling any such
written or oral prescription if such refilling is authorized by the prescriber either in the
original prescription or by oral order which is reduced promptly to writing and filed by
the pharmacist. The act of dispensing a drug contrary to the provisions of this paragraph
shall be deemed to be an act which results in the drug being misbranded while held for sale.
21 USC 801
TITLE 21 / CHAPTER 13 / SUBCHAPTER I / Part A / § 801
§ 801. Congressional findings and declarations: controlled substances The Congress makes the following findings and declarations:
(1) Many of the drugs included within this subchapter have a useful and legitimate
medical purpose and are necessary to maintain the health and general welfare of the American people.
(2) The illegal importation, manufacture, distribution, and possession and improper
use of controlled substances have a substantial and detrimental effect on the health
and general welfare of the American people.
(3) A major portion of the traffic in controlled substances flows through interstate and
foreign commerce. Incidents of the traffic which are not an integral part of the interstate
or foreign flow, such as manufacture, local distribution, and possession, nonetheless
have a substantial and direct effect upon interstate commerce because- (A) after manufacture, many controlled substances are transported in interstate commerce,
(B) controlled substances distributed locally usually have been transported in interstate
commerce immediately before their distribution, and
(C) controlled substances possessed commonly flow through interstate commerce immediately prior to such possession.
(4) Local distribution and possession of controlled substances contribute to swelling
the interstate traffic in such substances.
(5) Controlled substances manufactured and distributed intrastate cannot be differentiated from controlled substances manufactured and
Thus, it is not feasible to distinguish, in terms of controls, between controlled
substances manufactured and distributed interstate and controlled substances manufactured and distributed intrastate.
(6) Federal control of the intrastate incidents of the traffic in controlled substances
is essential to the effective control of the interstate incidents of such traffic.
(7) The United States is a party to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,
and other international conventions designed to establish effective control over
international and domestic traffic in controlled substances. ( Pub. L. 91–513, title II, §101, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1242 .) Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
Pub. L. 91–513, title II, §601, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1280 , as amended by Pub. L. 92–13, May 14, 1971, 85 Stat. 37 , provided that:
“(a) [Establishment; composition] There is established a commission to be known as the