SJR 29
Creates a right to access medical marijuana
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Last Action:
1/12/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee
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Effective Date:
Upon voter approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 29 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would allow the Department of Health and Senior Services to grant licenses for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of marijuana for medical use.

This resolution defines the responsibilities of the department in licensing businesses and facilities and certifying patients and allows the department to charge fees, limit the number of licenses issued, and the quantities of marijuana that may be possessed.

Under this resolution, the retail sale of medical marijuana would be subject to a four percent tax. The proceeds of the tax and fees collected under the marijuana program would be deposited in the Missouri Veterans' Health and Care Fund, which is created by this resolution. The fund is to be used to pay the expenses of the department in administering the marijuana program. Any excess proceeds are to be transferred to the Missouri Veterans Commission for health and care services for military veterans.

This resolution prohibits the imposition of certain penalties against patients, laboratories, caregivers, attorneys, health care providers, including physicians, and other entities for participating in the medical marijuana program.

This resolution prohibits the legislature from enacting laws that would hinder the right of access to medical marijuana.

This resolution specifies that criminal and civil penalties regarding certain unauthorized uses of marijuana would continue to apply even if the resolution was enacted.