MS HB474 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 30 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-01-30 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mississippi Retail Marijuana Code; To Make Certain Declarations Regarding The Powers Of The State And Retail Marijuana And Retail Marijuana Products; To Define Certain Terms; To Provide That The Commissioner Of Revenue Or His Designee Shall Serve As The State Licensing Authority For The Licensing And Regulation Of Retail Marijuana Establishments; To Establish The Marijuana Cash Fund As A Special Fund In The State Treasury, Into Which License Fees Collected Under The Mississippi Retail Marijuana Code Shall Be Deposited; To Authorize Persons To Apply For A License To Operate A Retail Marijuana Establishment Beginning On January 1, 2018; To Designate Certain Areas Of Licenses Premises As Limited Access Areas; To Prescribe The Powers And Duties Of The State Licensing Authority; To Authorize Counties And Municipalities To Prohibit Or Restrict, Or Require A Local License For, The Operation Of Retail Marijuana Establishments; To Prescribe The State License Application And Issuance Process; To Prescribe Certain Reasons For The Denial Of A State License; To List Certain Persons Ineligible For A Retail Marijuana Establishment License; To Establish A Mechanism For Retail Marijuana Businesses To Access Capitol From Out-of-state Investors; To Require Prospective Licensees To Be Entitled To Possession Of The Marijuana Business Premises Before Being Granted A State License; To Authorize The Transfer Of State Licenses; To Prescribe Regulations For Retail Marijuana Establishments; To Establish A Process For The Renewal Of Licenses; To Require Licensees To Disclose All Persons Having A Financial Interest In A Retail Marijuana Establishment; To Define Seven Different Classes Of License Which May Be Issued Under The Retail Marijuana Code; To Establish Certain Requirements For Each Type Of License; To Prescribe License Application Fees; To Authorize The State Licensing Authority To Sanction Licensees For Violations Of The Retail Marijuana Code; To Provide For The Disposition Of Unauthorized Marijuana And Marijuana Products; To Require Licensees To Maintain Certain Records That The State Licensing Authority May Inspect; To Provide That Decisions Of The State Licensing Authority Are Subject To Judicial Review; To Define Certain Unlawful Activities Under The Marijuana Retail Code; To Provide That The Marijuana Retail Code Is Not Applicable To The Lawful Use Of Cbd Oil; To Provide For The Imposition Of Sales Tax On Persons And Businesses Engaged In The Selling Of Retail Marijuana And Retail Marijuana Products; To Amend Sections 41-29-125, 41-29-127, 41-29-136, 41-29-137, 41-29-139, 41-29-141 And 41-29-143, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity To The Provisions Of This Act; To Bring Forward Section 73-25-29, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For Purposes Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

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Mississippi Retail Marijuana Code; create for the licensing and regulation of retail marijuana establishments.



2018-01-30HouseDied In Committee
2018-01-08HouseReferred To Drug Policy;Judiciary A

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