Three bills creating a medical marihuana regulatory framework passed out of the House Judiciary committee this week, HB 4209, HB 4210 and HB 4827. HB 4209 (Rep. Callton) provides for state and local regulations of medical marihuana provisioning centers/dispensaries. HB 4210 (Rep. Lyons) allows for and regulates marihuana infused products. HB 4827 provides for a seed-to-sale tracking system within the state.
There are still outstanding issues that need to be addressed as this legislation continues through the process but this week’s action is one step in the process of moving the legislation forward.
The League has been active on this issue with the bill sponsors in addressing local concerns such as keeping local control intact, addressing the funding mechanism as well as others. We appreciate the ability to be involved in the process and look forward to continuing that work in the next few months.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.