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HB 1598 (2022)

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


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 Sponsor:
Daryl A. Abbas
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Bill Became Law?:
Status Detail:
Killed in the Senate
Public Hearing Date:
04/20/2022 09:00 am
Public Hearing Location:
SH Room 100
House Voting Date:
Senate Voting Date:
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