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HB16-1214

Marijuana

Concerning measures related to marijuana.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subject:
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Under current law, a medical marijuana center may discount or donate medical marijuana or plants to indigent patients. The bill exempts any discounted or donated medical marijuana from production limits. The bill limits the damages that can be awarded when a person sues a law enforcement agency for destruction of medical marijuana plants to $6,000 or the actual damages, whichever is less.

The bill requires the court to impose a fine of up to $10,000 per day on a defendant convicted of illegal marijuana cultivation from the date the illegal marijuana cultivation operation was discovered by law enforcement until the date the illegal cultivation operation was no longer operational.

In 2015, the general assembly passed Senate Bill 15-014, which limited the total number of plants that a primary caregiver can grow to 36 plants, unless the primary caregiver has a patient with an extended plant count, in which case the limit is 99 plants. Senate Bill 15-014 made the limits effective January 1, 2017. The bill makes the limits effective July 1, 2016.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. Conti

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