Legislative Up Date 2022, Week 2, January 17th to 20th

There are a grand total of 3 cannabis bills. As predictable, there is an attempt to resolve some issues with the Social Equity program.

Other than that, Rep. Osborne (R—Dist 13) has wasted no time calling her bill HB2082 to her Health Human Services’ committee on Monday.

It’s certain to be quite a show….
Before the Committee Chair calls any bills that day, there will be a presentation of (drum roll) the State of Drugs in Arizona.

Presented by:
· Colonel Heston Silbert, Director, Arizona Department of Public Safety
· Jeff Taylor, Chairman of the Western Territory – Salvation Army
· Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County
· Dr. Julian Grove, Pain Management Specialist
· Dr. Gary Kirkilas, Pediatrician
· Fire Captain Scott Crowley, Phoenix Fire Department
· Arizona Department of Health Services

SUMMARY

Bills In Committee
HB2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE ON MONDAY
JANUARY 24th at 2pm ROOM HHR 4

No Movement
H2260: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEDICAL CONDITIONS
HB2545: MARIJUANA; SOCIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP LICENSES

DETAILS

H2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE

Committee Hearing- Monday 2pm Room HHR 4
Assigned to Health Human Services Committee 1-19-22

Introduced 1-10-22
Department of Health Services rules for the regulation of marijuana establishments must include prohibiting a marijuana establishment retail site from providing samples of marijuana or marijuana products for on-site use and at no cost to a consumer. Marijuana establishments are prohibited from selling marijuana or marijuana products to persons who are “obviously intoxicated” (defined). Marijuana establishments and nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from advertising marijuana or marijuana products to individuals who are under 21 years of age, and from sponsoring any social or cultural event or any team in an event unless all of the attendees are 21 years of age or older. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R – Dist 13)
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H2260: MEDICAL MARIJUANA; MEDICAL CONDITIONS

No movement
Introduced 1-12-22

Adds Autism to the list of Medical Marijuana qualifying conditions.
First sponsor: Rep. Espinoza (D – Dist 19)
Others: Rep. Dalessandro (D – Dist 2)

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HB2545: MARIJUANA; SOCIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP LICENSES

Introduced- 1-14-22
A licensee who holds a social equality ownership license pursuant to section 36-2854, subsection A, paragraph 1, subdivision (f) may not transfer the license within the first ten years of issuance. After the initial ten years, the licenses may transfer the license to an individual who would otherwise have qualified for an initial license as prescribed in rule by the department.
Prime Sponsor- (R-Dist-21)
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All information can be found on azleg.gov  All information is based on Thursday 01/20/2022

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