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HB 1598 (2022)

Legalize marijuana, regulate growing and sales, ban consumption while driving

Summary:

Allows personal consumption and possession of marijuana over age 21, with some limits (e.g. four ounces of cannabis in plant form). Home-growing would be illegal. The state Liquor Commission would regulate marijuana growing and sales. Revenue from marijuana sales would go to substance misuse-related education, prevention, treatment, and recovery; and offsetting the statewide education property tax.

Public consumption of marijuana would be a violation. Consuming marijuana in a motor vehicle - as the driver or the passenger - would also be a violation. A driver consuming marijuana would have his or her driver's license suspended for three months for a first offense. A second offense would be a misdemeanor and carry a six-month license suspension.

Bill Became Law?:
No
Status Detail:
Killed in the Senate
Bill Sponsor:

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