If you’ve been following cannabis reform at the Capitol you know there were a record breaking 31 cannabis related bills filed. Most are dead. Five criminal justice reform bills, three different testing bills, three card cost bills and two additional cannabis definitions bills (“cannabis definitions” is the technical term for concentrates protections), all dead among the wreckage.
As the legislators finish up their process of working their way through the 1289 bills filed this session, here are some of the highlights so far and some of the bills we’re still watching.
SB1003 (Hemp acceleration bill) signed by gov. Program begins June 1
SB1021 (Revenue Reporting Bill) passed Senate and House, defeated last minute attempt to add cannabis definitions as a hostile amendment, and has now been signed by governor
SB1286 (Rural Dispensaries Bill) Cleared Senate and Public Affairs Committee, stuck in House Rules
SB1494 (Testing Bill) Cleared Senate, stuck in House Rules & Health and Human Services
SCR1021 (Omnibus Voter Referendum) Cleared Senate, stuck in House Rules & Health and Human Services
HB2149 (Cannabis Definitions Bill) Cleared first House committee stuck in House Rules since 2/20/19