A special event permit:
- May be issued only if the location where the special event is held is accessible only to individuals 21 years of age or older;
- May be issued for a closed street, highway, or public byway only if the local jurisdiction and permitted retail marijuana store licensees demonstrate that adequate security measures will be maintained;
- Authorizes sale of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products only between the hours of 9 a.m. of the day specified in the permit and midnight on the same day;
- Requires that sandwiches or other food snacks must be available during all hours of service of retail marijuana or retail marijuana products, but prepared meals need not be served;
- Must not exceed 5 consecutive days; and
- Cannot be used for more than 15 days in any one calendar year.
If a violation occurs during a special event and the responsible licensee cannot be identified, the state licensing authority may issue a joint fine, which must not exceed $100 per licensee or $1,000 in the aggregate. The state and local licensing authorities can charge an application fee of $150 per day for a retail marijuana permit and $150 per day for a retail marijuana products permit.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)