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Embargo And Destroy Marijuana

Concerning the state licensing authority's ability to act regarding the movement of marijuana in certain circumstances to protect the public.
2023 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

The act authorizes the executive director of the department of revenue (state licensing authority), pursuant to standards and processes that the state licensing authority establishes by rule, to:

  • Issue an administrative hold on the movement of medical or retail marijuana pending an investigation;
  • Embargo medical or retail marijuana when the state licensing authority finds objective and reasonable grounds to believe that the health, safety, or welfare of the public imperatively requires emergency action; and
  • Order the destruction of embargoed medical or retail marijuana after notice and opportunity for a hearing.

APPROVED by Governor March 23, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/23/2023 Signed Act PDF
    03/16/2023 Final Act PDF
    03/06/2023 Rerevised PDF
    03/03/2023 Revised PDF
    02/03/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    02/02/2023 Engrossed PDF
    01/09/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details