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HB 1633 (2024)

Legalize marijuana possession and sales, state-run stores, 15% tax on gross revenue


Legalizes and regulates recreational marijuana sales to adults over age twenty-one. As amended by the House, this bill would allow the state to license fifteen cannabis retail outlets. There would be a 10% tax on monthly total gross revenue derived from the sale of cannabis and cannabis products. Smoking in public and consuming marijuana while driving would be illegal. Towns could limit marijuana businesses.

The Senate rewrote the bill. The largest difference with the House version is that the Senate version would use a franchise model for fifteen cannabis retail stores run by the state (similar to liquor stores). The Senate also increased the tax on monthly total gross revenue to 15%.

The conference committee of representatives and senators agreed on the Senate version of the bill, with some small changes. The House tabled this final compromise bill, effectively killing the bill.

Bill Sponsor:
Erica Layon
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Bill Became Law?:
Status Detail:
Tabled in the House
Public Hearing Date:
04/25/2024 01:45 pm
Public Hearing Location:
SH Room 100
House Voting Date:
Senate Voting Date:
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