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Regular Session 2019-2020
House Bill 50

Short Title:
An Act amending the act of April 17, 2016 (P.L.84, No.16), known as the Medical Marijuana Act, further providing for title of act; providing for general provisions for act; in preliminary provisions, further providing for short title, for declaration of policy and for definitions; in program, further providing for program established, for confidentiality and public disclosure, for lawful use of medical marijuana and for unlawful use of medical marijuana; in practitioners, further providing for practitioner registration, for practitioner restrictions, for issuance of certification and for duration; in patients, further providing for identification cards, for caregivers, for special conditions, for contents of identification card, for suspension and for prohibitions; in medical marijuana organizations, further providing for medical marijuana organizations, for permits, for granting of permit, for application and issuance, for fees and other requirements, for issuance, for relocation, for terms of permit, for permit renewals, for suspension or revocation, for convictions prohibited, for diversity goals and for limitations on permits; in medical marijuana controls, further providing for electronic tracking, for grower/processors, for storage and transportation, for laboratory and for prices; in dispensaries, further providing for dispensing to patients and caregivers and for facility requirements; in tax on medical marijuana, further providing for tax on medical marijuana and for Medical Marijuana Program Fund; in administration, further providing for governing practice and procedure, for reports by medical marijuana organizations, for law enforcement notification, for evaluation, for report and for temporary regulations; in Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, further providing for advisory board; in offenses related to medical marijuana, further providing for criminal diversion of medical marijuana by practitioners, for criminal diversion of medical marijuana, for criminal retention of medical marijuana, for criminal diversion of medical marijuana by patient or caregiver, for falsification of identification cards, for adulteration of medical marijuana, for disclosure of information prohibited, for additional penalties and for other restrictions; in research program, further providing for definitions, for establishment of medical marijuana research program, for medical marijuana research program administration, for approval, for requirements, for restrictions, for regulations and for nonentitlement; in academic clinical research centers and clinical registrants, further providing for legislative findings and declaration of policy, for clinical registrants and for research study; in miscellaneous provisions, further providing for conflict, for financial and employment interests, for insurers, for protections for patients and caregivers, for schools, for day-care centers, for notice and for applicability; providing for adult-use cannabis; establishing the Commonwealth Reinvestment Fund, the Student Loan Reimbursement Program, the Mixed Income Housing Program and the After-school Program; imposing duties on the Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement; imposing penalties; making appropriations; making repeals; and making editorial changes.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Referred to HEALTH, Feb. 6, 2019 [House]
Printer's No.:
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Statute References :

This bill amends the act of April 17, 2016 (P.L.0084, No.16), known as the Medical Marijuana Act - Enactment. Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.