Most recent updates on the new medical marijuana amendment. Legislators are actually working to make this a better law. We will be asking for even more changes as the month progresses. Some of the new bills have problems that I can see, but for the most part, a lot of Issue 7 is being added.They are introducing several bills to amend Issue 6.
The first bill is HB1051 TO ADD A LICENSURE PROCEDURE FOR TRANSPORTERS, DISTRIBUTERS, AND PROCESSERS TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 here.
the second bill is HB1049 TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “EXCLUDED FELONY OFFENSE” WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; TO ADD A DEFINITION OF “FELONY OF VIOLENCE” TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; here
The third bill is HB1057. It is TO ADD CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROCEDURES; here
The fourth bill is HB1058. It is TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “WRITTEN CERTIFICATION” WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; TO SPECIFY THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD IS NOT A MEDICAL RECORD here
The fifth bill is HB1026 . It is TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT REGARDING THE DATES FOR RULEMAKING AND THE DATE TO BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY here
go to each of these sites and read the proposed bills. We will continue to update on any new bills that are introduced.