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Improve Funding For Marijuana Research

Concerning changes to improve funding for marijuana research, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Public Health
Bill Summary

Marijuana research and development licensees - transfer of marijuana - co-location - health research grant program - appropriation. Subject to rules of the marijuana enforcement division, the act authorizes:

  • Marijuana research and development licensees and marijuana research and development cultivation licensees (research licensees) to transfer unused marijuana within the regulated marijuana industry; and
  • Research licensees to be co-located at the premises of a medical marijuana-infused products manufacturer or a retail marijuana products manufacturer.

The general appropriations bill transferred $3 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the health research subaccount of the medical marijuana program cash fund (subaccount). The act strikes the limitation of the amount of transfers to the subaccount and extends the repeal of the medical marijuana program cash fund until July 1, 2023. The act authorizes $100,000 to be spent annually from the subaccount for administrative purposes related to the medical marijuana research grant program.

The act encourages the state board of health to prioritize grants for ovarian cancer and dementia.

The act appropriates $10,656 from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department of revenue to purchase legal services related to the act.

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


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