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Oct. 17, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 8518.
Nov. 3, House agreed to conference report.
6. MARIHUANA HEALTH AND REPORTING ACT
TITLE V OF PUBLIC LAW 91-296
SEC. 501. The Congress finds that the use of marihuana is increasing in the United States, especially among the young people thereof, and that there is need for a better understanding of the health consequences of using marihuana. The Congress further finds that, notwithstanding the various studies carried out, and research engaged in, with respect to the use of marihuana, there is a lack of an authoritative source for obtaining information involving the health consequences of using marihuana.
SEC. 502. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, after consultation with the Surgeon General and other appropriate individuals, shall transmit a report to the Congress on or before January 31, 1971, and biennially thereafter (1) containing current information on the health consequences of using marihuana, and (2) containing such recommendations for legislative and administrative action as he may deem appropriate. A preliminary report shall be transmitted to the Congress by the Secretary concerning current information on the health consequences of using marihuana not later than ninety (90) days after the date of enactment of this title.
SEC. 503. This title may be cited as the "Marihuana and Health Reporting Act".
7. MEDICAL TREATMENT OF NARCOTIC ADDICTION
SECTION 4 OF THE COMPREHENSIVE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1970
[Public Law 91-513]
MEDICAL TREATMENT OF NARCOTIC ADDICTION
SEC. 4. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, after consultation with the Attorney General and with national organizations representative of persons with knowledge and experience in the treatment of narcotic addicts, shall determine the appropriate methods of professional practice in the medical treatment of the narcotic addiction of various classes of narcotic addicts, and shall report thereon from time to time to the Congress.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF THE COMPREHENSIVE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1970
Enacted October 27, 1970.
House Reports: No. 91-1444 (pts. 1 and 2) (Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce) and No. 91-1603 (Committee of Conference).
Senate Report No. 91-613 accompanying S. 3246 (Committee on the Judiciary). Congressional Record, vol. 116 (1970):
Jan. 23, 24, 26-28, S. 3246 considered and passed Senate.
Oct. 6, 7, considered and passed Senate, amended.