Bill Text: AZ SB1010 | 2020 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Medical marijuana dispensaries; inspections

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2019-11-15 - Prefile [SB1010 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2020-SB1010-Introduced.html

 

 

PREFILED    NOV 15 2019

REFERENCE TITLE: medical marijuana dispensaries; inspections

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2020

 

 

SB 1010

 

Introduced by

Senator Borrelli

 

 

AN ACT

 

Amending section 36-2806, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to medical marijuana.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Subject to the requirements of article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona, section 36-2806, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE36-2806.  Registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries; requirements; rules; inspections; testing

A.  A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary shall be operated on a not-for-profit basis.  The bylaws of a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary shall contain such provisions relative to the disposition of revenues and receipts to establish and maintain its nonprofit character.  A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary need not be recognized as tax-exempt by the internal revenue service and is not required to incorporate pursuant to title 10, chapter 19, article 1.

B.  The operating documents of a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary shall include procedures for the oversight of to oversee the registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary and procedures to ensure accurate recordkeeping.

C.  A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary shall have a single secure entrance and shall implement appropriate security measures to deter and prevent the theft of marijuana and unauthorized entrance into areas containing marijuana.

D.  A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary is prohibited from acquiring, possessing, cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, transferring, transporting, supplying or dispensing marijuana for any purpose except to assist registered qualifying patients with the medical use of marijuana directly or through the registered qualifying patients' designated caregivers or an independent third‑party laboratory agent or a certified independent third‑party laboratory for the purposes prescribed in this chapter and department rule.

E.  All cultivation of marijuana must take place in an enclosed, locked facility, at a physical address provided to the department during the registration process, that can be accessed only by registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agents associated in the registry with the nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary.

F.  A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary may acquire usable marijuana or marijuana plants from a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver only if the registered qualifying patient or registered designated caregiver receives no compensation for the marijuana.

G.  A nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary shall not allow any person to consume marijuana on the property of the nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary.

H.  Registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries are subject to reasonable inspection by the department.  The department shall give reasonable notice of an inspection may inspect a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary under this subsection during the dispensary's normal business hours to determine whether the dispensary is in compliance with this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

I.  Beginning November 1, 2020, registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries are subject to product testing by certified independent third‑party laboratories pursuant to this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

J.  Notwithstanding title 13, chapter 34, an employee of the department or an independent third‑party laboratory agent may not be charged with or prosecuted for possession of marijuana that is cultivated for medical use as required by this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Requirements for enactment; three-fourths vote

Pursuant to article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona, sections 36-2806, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, is effective only on the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the members of each house of the legislature.

Sec. 3.  Emergency

This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health or safety and is operative immediately as provided by law.

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