Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]
Committees:Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action:Senate – 08/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)
Marijuana Justice Act of 2017
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act:
It prohibits and reduces certain federal funds for a state without a statute legalizing marijuana, if the Bureau of Justice Assistance determines that such a state has a disproportionate arrest rate or disproportionate incarceration rate for marijuana offenses.
The bill directs federal courts to expunge convictions for marijuana use or possession.
Finally, it establishes in the Treasury the Community Reinvestment Fund. Amounts in the fund may be used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant program to reinvest in communities most affected by the war on drugs.