Pending State Legislation

Active 2015-2016 State Legislation

Arizona

HB 2061

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: Fifty-second Legislature - Second Regular Session (2016)
Bill Summary: Medical marijuana; pregnancy exclusion
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (10): Mark Finchem (R)*, Kelly Townsend (R)*, John M. Allen (R), Nancy K. Barto (R), Paul Boyer (R), Noel Campbell (R), David Christian Farnsworth (R), Phil Lovas (R),Kate Brophy McGee (R), Justin D. Olson (R)
Last Action: House Committee of the Whole action: Do Pass Amended (on 2/23/2016)

California

Colorado

HB 1079

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill Summary: Because marijuana and hemp are illegal under federal law and federal law governs whether a product can be labeled or advertised as “organic”, marijuana or hemp that is cultivated, processed, and sold in accordance with state law currently cannot be labeled or advertised as “organic”. Section 3 of the bill directs the commissioner of agriculture to promulgate rules governing a program to enable consumers to easily identify medical and retail marijuana and industrial hemp that have been cultivated and processed without the use of pesticides. The department of agriculture will certify third parties who can certify whether the marijuana or hemp cultivated or processed at a particular cannabis facility is free of pesticides. Sections 1 and 2 allow marijuana product labels to include a standardized notification that the marijuana has been certified as being pesticide-free.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (2): Kathleen Collins Becker (D)*, Jonathan Singer (D)*
Last Action: Finance Hearing (13:30 3/2/2016 Room LSB-A) (on 3/2/2016)

Iowa

HF 2384

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 86th General Assembly
Bill Summary: A bill for an act relating to the medical cannabidiol Act, making related modifications, and providing for civil and criminal penalties and fees. (Formerly HSB 607)
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors: Not specified
Last Action: Introduced, referred to Ways & Means. H.J. 284. (on 2/22/2016)

Florida

FL H 0307

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill Summary: Revises requirements for physicians ordering low-THC cannabis; provides requirements for physicians ordering medical cannabis; provides penalties; provides that physicians who order low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis & receive related compensation from dispensing organizations are subject to disciplinary action; revises requirements relating to physician education; requires DOH to include legal representative information in its online compassionate use registry; revises requirements & standards for dispensing organizations; revises duties & responsibilities of DOH; authorizes independent testing laboratories to possess, test, transport, & lawfully dispose of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis under certain circumstances; exempts approved dispensing organization & related persons from Florida Drug & Cosmetic Act; provides applicability; authorizes certain manufacturers to provide cannabis delivery devices to eligible patients; authorizes certain dispensing organizations to provide low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis, & cannabis delivery devices to eligible patients; provides dispensing organizations meeting specified criteria to be granted authorization to cultivate certain cannabis & operate as dispensing organizations.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors: Jason T. Brodeur (R)*, Katie A. Edwards (D)*, Matthew Gaetz (R)*, Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D)
Last Action: Placed on Calendar (on 2/25/2016)

Maryland

HB 104

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill Summary: Authorizing specified dentists, podiatrists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners to provide written certifications to qualifying patients by substituting the defined term "certifying provider" for "certifying physician" as it relates to laws governing medical cannabis; establishing that specified providers must be in good standing with the regulatory board regulating the licensing and certification of specified providers; etc.
Bill Subjects: Health, Agriculture, Committees and Commissions, Controlled Dangerous Substances, Dentists, Disclosure, Diseases, Health Occupations, Hospices, Hospitals, Identification, Licenses, Nurses, Patients, Penalties and Sentences, Physicians, Podiatrists, Public Health, Records, Reports, Rules and Regulations
Sponsors (6): Dan K. Morhaim (D)*, Cheryl Diane Glenn (D), Peter A. Hammen (D), Terri L. Hill (D), Clarence K. Lam (D), Christopher West (R)
Last Action: Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations (on 2/23/2016)
Third Reading Passed (110-21) (on 2/26/2016)

Ohio

Bill No: HB 33

Introduced by: Representative Wes Retherford, Representative John M. Rogers
Type of bill: CBD only affirmative def
Committee: Crimes, Corrections, and Law Enforcement : Crime and Punishment, Health and Human Services : Health Care
Status:

Oregon

HB 4060

Relating to Industrial Hemp; Declaring an Emergency
Bill Summary: Updates and clarifies provisions related to regulation of industrial hemp. Makes certain changes to program through which State Department of Agriculture regulates industrial hemp, including requiring any industrial hemp commodity or product intended for human consumption to be tested in accordance with rules adopted by Oregon Health Authority for testing marijuana items and allowing department and authority to jointly develop standards for testing industrial hemp crop to ensure crop contains average tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3 percent on dry weight basis. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (18): David Gomberg (D)*, Val Hoyle (D)*, Ann Lininger (D)*, Carl Wilson (R)*, Greg Barreto (R), Leslee Beyer (D), Ted Ferrioli (R), William S. Hansell (R), Wayne Krieger (R), Jeff Kruse (R), John D. Lively (D), Laurie Monnes Anderson (D), Rod Monroe (D), Andy Olson (R), Floyd F. Prozanski Jr. (D), Arnie Roblan (D), Duane A. Stark (R), Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D)
Last Action: Second reading. (on 2/15/2016)

SB 1511

Introduced Chamber: Upper
Introduced Session: 2016 Legislative Measures
Bill Summary: Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission to register qualified marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana wholesalers and marijuana retailers for purposes of producing, processing and selling marijuana and usable marijuana and medical grade cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates and cannabinoid extracts. Specifies that marijuana retailer may not collect tax from consumer of marijuana item if consumer is registry identification cardholder or designated primary caregiver who is purchasing marijuana item for registry identification cardholder. Authorizes medical marijuana dispensaries to sell certain cannabinoid edibles, topicals and extracts to adults who are not registry identification cardholders or designated primary caregivers until December 31, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors: Not specified
Last Action: First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. (on 2/23/2016)

SB 1598

Introduced Chamber: Upper
Introduced Session: 2016 Legislative Measures
Bill Summary: Exempts certain applicants for license to produce marijuana or applicants for certification to research marijuana from requirement that land use compatibility statement be obtained. Exempts certain applicants for license to produce marijuana or applicants for certification to research marijuana from requirement that land use compatibility statement be obtained. Modifies certain laws related to county and city regulation of marijuana business entities. Authorizes Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Oregon Health Authority to require fingerprints of certain applicants for purpose of requesting criminal records check. Requires individual who performs work for or on behalf of person who holds license for possession, production, propagation, processing, securing or sale of marijuana to have worker permit. Provides for medical marijuana dispensaries that are organized as nonprofit corporations certain terms for receipt and dispensing of marijuana and marijuana products. Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules for implementation. Makes changes to Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Provides for expungement of marijuana-related crimes if penalty for crime has been reduced to penalty for which crime may be expunged. Repeals provisions regarding taxation in Senate Bill 1511 and House Bill 4014. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (9): Ginny Burdick (D)*, Ann Lininger (D)*, Leslee Beyer (D), Peter J. Buckley (D), Ted Ferrioli (R), Ken Helm (D), Jeff Kruse (R),Andy Olson (R), Carl Wilson (R)
Last Action: Second reading. (on 2/26/2016)

HB 4094

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 2016 Legislative Measures
Bill Summary: Exempts financial institutions that provide financial services to marijuana related businesses, researchers and laboratories from any criminal law of this state that has element that may be proven by substantiating that person provides financial services to person who lawfully possesses, delivers or manufactures marijuana or marijuana derived products. Directs Oregon Liquor Control Commission and], Oregon Health Authority and Department of Revenue to provide financial institutions with certain information related to licensed or registered marijuana related businesses, researchers and laboratories upon request. Directs Department of Consumer and Business Services to study and report on any legislation or administrative action required to facilitate financing of businesses that engage in production, processing or sale of marijuana and marijuana derived products. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (9): Val Hoyle (D)*, Andy Olson (R)*, Tobias Read (D)*, Carl Wilson (R)*, Ken Helm (D), Paul R. Holvey (D), Alissa Keny-Guyer (D),Ann Lininger (D), Jennifer Ann Williamson (D)
Last Action: Recommendation: Do pass with amendments to the A-Eng. bill. (Printed B-Eng.) (on 2/23/2016)
Third reading. Carried by Riley. Passed.Ayes, 18; nays, 6--Knopp, Kruse, Olsen, Thatcher, Thomsen, Whitsett; excused, 6--Bates, Boquist, Girod, Hansell, Shields, Winters. (on 2/26/2016)

HB 4014

Introduced Chamber: Lower
Introduced Session: 2016 Legislative Measures
Bill Summary: Makes changes to laws regulating production, processing, sale, use and governance of cannabis. Changes become operative March 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors: Not specified
Last Action: Third reading. Carried by Burdick, Ferrioli. Passed.Ayes, 20; nays, 6--Hansell, Knopp, Monroe, Olsen, Thatcher, Thomsen; excused, 4--Boquist, Shields, Whitsett, Winters. (on 2/19/2016)

Pennsylvania

Bill No: SB 3

Introduced by: Sen. Folmer (R)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: House Ad Hoc Committee
Hearing dates: none currently scheduled
Analysis: SB 3 (2015)
Status: Passed Senate, in House committee

Washington

Bill 6177-S

Introduced Chamber: Upper
Introduced Session: 2015-2016 Regular Session
Bill Summary: Modifying marijuana research license provisions.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (1): Ann Rivers (R)*
Last Action: House Committee on Commerce & Gaming Executive Session (08:00 2/25/2016 House Committee on Commerce & Gaming) (on 2/25/2016)

SB 6341

Introduced Chamber: Upper
Introduced Session: 2015-2016 Regular Session
Bill Summary: Concerning the provision of personal services and promotional items by cannabis producers and processors.
Bill Subjects: Not specified
Sponsors (2): Ann Rivers (R)*, Steven E. Conway (D)
Last Action: House Committee on Commerce & Gaming Executive Session (08:00 2/25/2016 House Committee on Commerce & Gaming) (on 2/25/2016)

Inactive 2015 State Legislation

California

Bill Number: AB 528

Introduced by: Assembly Member Levine
Type of bill: Organ transplant protection
Committee: Regulated Industries, Health Policy, and Appropriations Committees
Status: Signed into law

Florida

Bill Number: SB 528

Introduced by: Sen. Jeff Brandes (R)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Regulated Industries, Health Policy, and Appropriations Committees
Status: Failed

Bill Number HB 683

Introduced by: Rep. Greg Steube (R)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Status: Failed

Georgia

Bill Number HB 1

Introduced by: Rep. Allen Peake (R)
Type of bill: Affirmative defense, CBD-only
Status: Signed into law
Analysis: Comments to Georgia Medical Cannabis Commission

Bill Number SB 7

Introduced by: Sen. Curt Thompson (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Status: Failed

Indiana

Bill No: SB 284

Introduced by: Sen. Karen Tallian (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Committee on Health and Provider Services
Status: Failed

Bill No: HB 1487

Introduced by: Rep. Sue Errington (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures
Status: Failed

Kansas

Bill No: SB 9

Introduced by: Sen. David Haley (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Committee on Health and Provider Services
Status: Failed

Kentucky

Bill No: SB 40

Introduced by: Sen. Perry B. Clark (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations Committee
Status: Failed

Bill No: HB 33

Introduced by: Sen. Perry B. Clark (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Health & Welfare Committee
Status: Failed

Louisiana

Bill No: HB 6

Introduced by: Rep. Dalton W. Honoré (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Status: Failed

Bill No: SB 143

Introduced by: Sen. Fred H. Mills, Jr.
Type of bill: Limited program, 2 conditions, but not CBD-only
Status: Signed into law

Maryland

Bill No: HB 433

Introduced by:
Type of bill: Disclosure warnings
Status: merged into 490

Bill No: HB 490

Introduced by: Del. Glenn (D) and Morhaim (D)
Type of bill: Misc. revisions
Committee:
Hearing dates: March 3, 2015
Analysis: ASA Supports HB 433, 490, 601, and SB 456
Status: Signed into law

Bill No: HB 601

Introduced by: Del. Karen Young (D)
Type of bill: 30-day supply waiver
Status: merged into 490

Bill No: SB 456

Introduced by: Sen. Raskin (D)
Type of bill: Affirmative defense improvements
Status: Signed into law

Missouri

Bill No: HB 490

Introduced by: Sen. Keith English (I)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Status: Failed

North Carolina

Bill No: HB 78

Introduced by: Alexander, Carney, Harrison, Cunningham
Type of bill: Sen. Tommy Garrett Comprehensive new program
Committee: Comprehensive new program
Status: Failed

Nebraska

Bill No: LB 623

Introduced by: Sen. Tommy Garrett
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Judiciary Committee
Status: Failed

South Carolina

Bill No: HB 3140

Introduced by: Reps. J. Todd Rutherford (D), Justin Bamberg (D)
Type of bill: Comprehensive new program
Committee: Committee on Judiciary
Status: Failed

Texas

Bill No: SB 280

Introduced by: Rep. Jeremy Faison
Type of bill: CBD with production
Status: Signed into law

Virginia

Bill No: HB 1445

Introduced by: Del. Albo (R) and Hope (D)
Type of bill: CBD and THC-A affirmative defense
Committee: Courts of Justice
Status: Signed into law

West Virginia

Bill No: HB 2529

Introduced by: Delegates Reynolds, Pushkin, Byrd, Hornbuckle and Sponaugle
Type of bill: Committee on the Judiciary then Finance
Status: Failed

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