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HB 1297: Recreational Marijuana


Recreational Marijuana; Imposes excise tax on recreational marijuana; exempts certain activities involving marijuana from use & possession offenses; authorizes persons age 21 & over to engage in certain activities involving personal use of marijuana in limited amounts; provides limits on where persons may engage in specified activities; provides for licensure of marijuana establishments that may engage in manufacture, possession or purchase of marijuana, marijuana products & marijuana accessories or sell marijuana, marijuana products or marijuana accessories to consumer; provides for enforcement; provides for limits on number of retail marijuana stores in localities based on population; provides standards for prospective licensees; provides restrictions on location of marijuana establishments; prohibits certain activities by marijuana establishments; authorizes localities to prohibit one or more types of marijuana establishments; provides an exemption from specified provisions for marijuana research.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/3/2015 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 109
    3/8/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; Finance and Tax Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 193
    4/28/2015 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 1297, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/3/2015 at 11:14 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1176 Recreational Marijuana Bullard Similar Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Regulated Industries
    Location: In committee/council (RI)

    Citations - Statutes (25)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    20.165 Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Page 4 (pdf)
    500.03 Definitions; construction; applicability. Page 33 (pdf)
    500.105 Page 34 (pdf)
    561.025 Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Trust Fund. Page 4 (pdf)
    562.13 Employment of minors or certain other persons by certain vendors prohibited; exceptions. Page 34 (pdf)
    566.011 Page 6 (pdf)
    566.012 Page 8 (pdf)
    566.013 Page 10 (pdf)
    566.014 Page 11 (pdf)
    566.031 Page 11 (pdf)
    566.0311 Page 14 (pdf)
    566.032 Page 12 (pdf)
    566.033 Page 13 (pdf)
    566.034 Page 15 (pdf)
    566.035 Page 17 (pdf)
    566.036 Page 19 (pdf)
    566.037 Page 26 (pdf), Page 30 (pdf)
    566.038 Page 29 (pdf)
    566.039 Page 29 (pdf)
    566.040 Page 29 (pdf)
    566.041 Page 30 (pdf)
    566.042 Page 30 (pdf)
    569.0073 Special provisions; smoking pipes and smoking devices. Page 34 (pdf)
    893.13 Prohibited acts; penalties. Page 35 (pdf)
    893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking. Page 35 (pdf)

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