MD HB17 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Passed on May 13 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-13 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 456
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Authorizing an institution of higher education, a related medical facility, or an affiliated biomedical research firm to file with the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission a registration to purchase medical cannabis for the purpose of conducting a bona fide research project relating to the medical uses, properties, or composition of cannabis; requiring the Commission to allow certain dispensaries and dispensary agents to acquire, possess, transfer, sell, distribute or dispense edible cannabis products; etc.

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Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission – Processing and Dispensing Medical Cannabis


Roll Calls

2019-04-02 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (46-0) (Y: 46 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-31 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (130-10) (Y: 130 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-05-13HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 456
2019-04-08HouseReturned Passed
2019-04-08SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2019-04-08SenateMotion two readings same day Const/Rule 24 (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
2019-04-08SenateSecond Reading Passed
2019-04-08SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2019-04-08SenateCommittee Amendment Withdrawn
2019-04-08SenateFavorable with Amendments {218273/1
2019-04-08SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
2019-04-08SenateRereferred to Judicial Proceedings
2019-04-08SenateFirst Reading Senate Rules
2019-04-08HouseThird Reading Passed (130-10)
2019-04-06HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2019-04-06HouseFavorable with Amendments {226983/1 Report Adopted
2019-04-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2019-04-04HouseHearing canceled
2019-04-04HouseHearing 4/05 at 11:00 a.m.
2019-01-22HouseHearing 1/29 at 2:00 p.m.
2019-01-09HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


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