MS SB2922 | 2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on March 5 2024 - 100% progression
Action: 2024-03-05 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 41-137-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise Certain Definitions Related To The Medical Cannabis Act, Including "concentrate," "debilitating Medical Conditions," Medical Cannabis "unit" And "homebound"; To Amend Section 41-137-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Written Certifications To Be Issued To Homebound Patients Through A Telemedicine Assessment; To Authorize Telemedicine Appointments For Follow-up Visits For Any Qualifying Patient; To Amend Section 41-137-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Add Nonresident Cardholders Into The Presumption That The Individual Is Engaged In The Medical Use Of Cannabis Under This Chapter If They Have A Registry Identification Card And An Amount Of Medical Cannabis That Does Not Exceed The Allowable Amount; To Amend Section 41-137-21, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize A Licensed Medical Cannabis Establishment To Deliver Medical Cannabis Directly From A Dispensary To A Nursing Facility, Hospital, Hospice, Assisted Living Facility, Personal Care Home, Adult Day Care Facility, If A Registered Qualifying Patient Is Otherwise Unable To Obtain Medical Cannabis; To Provide That An Employee Of Such Facility May Receive The Medical Cannabis And Ensure That The Patient Receives The Medical Cannabis Without Being Required To Obtain A Work Permit Or Be Licensed As A Practitioner Under The Act; To Amend Section 41-137-23, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That If A Prospective Designated Caregiver Has Already Completed A Background Check As A Condition Of Any Other Provision Of The Act, The Caregiver Shall Not Have To Complete An Additional Background Check; To Amend Section 41-137-25, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Provisions Of The Act; To Amend Section 41-137-35, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Department Of Health To Contract With A Private Laboratory For The Purpose Of Conducting Compliance Testing Oversight Of Medical Cannabis Testing Facilities Licensed In The State; To Authorize The National Center For Cannabis Research And Education At The University Of Mississippi To Contract With, Engage Or Otherwise Perform Research In Tandem With Any Medical Cannabis Establishment; To Provide That Each Licensed Cannabis Processing Facility Shall Obtain Gmp Certification By July 1, 2027, And Shall Present Proof Of Such Certification To The Mdoh By Such Date; To Provide That From And After July 1, 2024, Until July 1, 2025, The Mdoh Shall Not Issue Any New Licenses For Cannabis Cultivation Facilities Or Cannabis Processing Facilities; Provided, However, Any Applicant That Has Filed An Application With Mdoh But Has Not Received A License By July 1, 2024, May Receive A License If Mdoh Deems The Application Completed By July 1, 2024; To Require Mdor And Mdoh To Include Certain Questions On Any Application For A License Under The Act; To Amend Section 41-137-37, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That From And After July 1, 2024, Until July 1, 2025, A Licensing Agency Shall Not Issue A Waiver From The Distance Requirement For Cannabis Establishments From Churches, Schools Or Child Care Facilities; To Amend Section 41-137-39, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Medical Cannabis Establishments To Employ Individuals Above The Age Of 18; To Revise The Allowable Amount Of Medical Cannabis And Allowable Amount Of Total Thc; To Require That A Certificate Of Analysis For Each Medical Cannabis Product Be Made Available To A Patient If Requested; To Revise Certain Age Limitations Related To The Act; To Provide That Mdoh And Mdor Shall Require Any Individual With A Work Permit To Complete Educational Training Within 90 Days Of Being Issued A Work Permit; To Require Mdoh And Mdor To Promulgate An Approved "responsible Vendor" List Of All Approved Educational Training Vendors; To Require Individuals With Work Permits To Complete Continuing Education As A Condition Of Maintaining Their Work Permit; To Amend Section 41-137-41, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise Certain Advertising Standards, Including The Media Formats That Medical Cannabis Establishments May Be Allowed To Advertise On; To Require Mdoh And Mdor To Adopt Standards And Protocol Development For The Safe Delivery Of Medical Cannabis By Cannabis Transportation Entities From A Medical Cannabis Dispensary To Registered Qualifying Patients Who Are Homebound Or Who Are Otherwise In The Care Of Any Nursing Facility, Hospital, Hospice And Assisted Living; To Require Mdor To Adopt Procedures To Allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries To Process And Accept Orders For Delivery Or In-store Pick-up For Medical Cannabis Placed Through A Website, Application Or Other Internet-based Ordering System; To Amend Section 41-137-63, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Include Additional Members To The Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee; To Create New Section 41-137-68, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Mdoh Shall Engage With Its Respective Counterparts In Other States Who Have Medical Cannabis Programs To Evaluate The Feasibility Of Creating An Interstate Monitoring System To Enforce The Provisions Of This Chapter; And For Related Purposes.

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Medical Cannabis Act; revise various provisions related thereto.



2024-03-05SenateDied In Committee
2024-02-19SenateReferred To Public Health and Welfare

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
4113721Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113723Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113725Amended CodeSee Bill Text
411373Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113735Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113737Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113739Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113741Amended CodeSee Bill Text
411375Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4113763Amended CodeSee Bill Text
411379Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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