MD HB870 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 352
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Requiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, not the Maryland Department of Health, to administer the Compassionate Use Fund; prohibiting the Commission from imposing certain fees during the two years immediately following the issuance of a license; requiring the Commission to establish a program to allow individuals enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or the Veteran Affairs Maryland Health Care System to obtain medical cannabis at a reduced cost; requiring the Commission to set a certain fee structure; etc.

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Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission – Compassionate Use Fund – Revisions (The Fakiza Rahman Act)


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 129 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2020-03-17 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-06 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 136 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2020-05-08HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 352
2020-03-18HousePassed Enrolled
2020-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (129-0)
2020-03-18HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2020-03-17SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-03-17SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments {737675/1 Adopted
2020-03-17SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
2020-03-15SenateHearing 3/16 at 10:00 a.m.
2020-03-15SenateHearing canceled
2020-03-15SenateHearing 3/16 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-15SenateHearing canceled
2020-03-13SenateHearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-09SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-06HouseThird Reading Passed (136-0)
2020-03-04HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-04HouseFavorable with Amendments {456185/1 Adopted
2020-03-03HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2020-02-04HouseHearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-03HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General133303.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments