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2019 Enacted Legislation

Alabama: Senate Bill 236
Summary: establishes a commission to study medical cannabis.

Alabama: Senate Bill 225
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Arizona: Senate Bill 1494:
Summary: requires the Department of Human Services to establish standards related to testing medical cannabis products and establishes a licensing scheme for third party testing laboratories.

Arizona: Senate Bill 1003
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Arkansas: House Bill 1518:
Summary: removes hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) from the state's list of controlled substances.

California: Senate Bill 223:
Summary: allows medical cannabis to be administered to patients at school in non-smoking and non-vaping form.

California: Senate Bill 34:
Summary: exempts compassionate care programs from paying state cannabis taxes when they are providing free medical cannabis to financially disadvantaged people living with serious health conditions.

Colorado: Senate Bill 19-220:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations and creates a working group to study industrial hemp and also allows localities within the state to adopt ordinances to regulate hemp products.

Colorado: Senate Bill 19-013:
Summary: permits physicians to recommend cannabis therapy for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed.

Colorado: House Bill 19-1028:
Summary: permits physicians to recommend cannabis therapy to those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Colorado: House Bill 19-1234:
Summary: allows licensed marijuana businesses to deliver both medical and adult use marijuana to private residences.

Colorado: House Bill 19-1230:
Summary: allows the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

Colorado: House Bill 19-1263:
Summary: reduces criminal penalties for the possession of large quantities of cannabis.

Connecticut: Senate Bill 893:
Summary: establishes a pilot program for the purpose of studying the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp.

Delaware: Senate Bill 37:
Summary: reforms the expungement processes for individuals convicted of non-violent marijuana-related offenses.

Delaware: Senate Bill 45:
Summary: amends certain marijuana penalties for juvenile offenders.

Florida: Senate Bill 1020:
Summary: regulates industrial hemp production

Florida: Senate Bill 182:
Summary: re-legalizes the inhalation of herbal cannabis formulations for medical purposes.

Georgia: House Bill 213:
Summary: establishes an industrial hemp program to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Georgia: House Bill 324:
Summary: expands and facilitates patients' access to medical cannabidiol (CBD) products.

Guam: Bill 32-35:
Summary: legalizes the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis for adults.

Hawaii: House Bill 1383:
Summary: decriminalizes up to 3 grams of marijuana possession and expunge certain records.

Illinois: Senate Bill 455:
Summary: allows medical cannabis to be administered to patients at school.

Illinois: Senate Bill 2023:
Summary: amends the Illinois Banking Act and the Illinois Credit Union Act in a manner that facilitates banks and other financial institutions to safely conduct transactions with licensed marijuana businesses.

Illinois: Senate Bill 7:
Summary: regulates the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of adult use marijuana.

Indiana: Senate Bill 516:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Iowa: Senate File 599:
Summary: establishes an industrial hemp program to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Kansas: Senate Bill 28:
Summary: protects patients with debilitating medical conditions using CBD from criminal prosecution.

Kansas: House Bill 2167:
Summary: establishes a commercial industrial hemp production program.

Kentucky: House Bill 197:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Louisiana: House BIll 138:
Summary: removes hemp and "cannabidiol when contained in a drug product approved by the FDA," from the list of controlled substances.

Louisiana: House Bill 491:
Summary: regulates industrial hemp production as well as allow the production and retail sale of hemp-derived CBD products.

Maine: Legislative Document 630:
Summary: amends the definition of industrial hemp to be in compliance with new federal regulations and to explicitly recognize certain hemp-derived products as legal under state law.

Maryland: House Bill 1123:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Maryland: House Bill 17:
Summary: allows licensed dispensaries to sell edible medical cannabis products.

Montana: Senate Bill 176:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Montana: Senate Bill 177:
Summary: modifies industrial hemp provisions, such as removing the requirement for a criminal background check prior to obtaining a license to grow the plant.

Montana: Senate Bill 265:
Summary: expands patient access to medical cannabis in Montana

Nevada: Assembly Bill 192:
Summary: allows individuals to get their records vacated for offenses that are no longer a crime in Nevada.

Nevada: Senate Bill 347:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Nevada: Senate Bill 209:
Summary: establishes testing standards for industrial hemp products.

Nevada: Senate Bill 430:
Summary: expands the pool of individuals eligible for medical cannabis.

Nevada: Assembly Bill 132:
Summary: protects cannabis consumers from employment discrimination.

Nebraska: Legislative Bill 657:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

New Hampshire: House Bill 335:
Summary: expands access to medical cannabis in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire: House Bill 399:
Summary: permits those convicted of past marijuana offenses to seek an expungement of their criminal records.

New Hampshire: House Bill 459:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

New Hampshire: House Bill 350:
Summary: expands medical cannabis access; permits physician assistants to issue recommendations to their patients.

New Jersey: Assembly Bill 20:
Summary: expands the state's medical cannabis program.

New Mexico: House Bill 581:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

New Mexico: Senate Bill 204:
Summary: allows medical cannabis to be administered to patients at school.

New Mexico: Senate Bill 406:
Summary: expands the state's medical cannabis program.

New Mexico: Senate Bill 323:
Summary: reduces Penalties for possession of personal use amounts of marijuana.

North Dakota: House Bill 1349:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with new federal hemp regulations.

North Dakota: House Bill 1417:
Summary: allows physicians to explicitly authorize patients diagnosed with cancer to legally possess greater quantities of cannabis than are generally allowed under the law.

North Dakota: House Bill 1519:
Summary: permits providers to recommend medical cannabis to those diagnosed with 13 additional conditions, including anorexia nervosa, anxiety, opioid use disorder or withdrawal, and autism.

North Dakota: House Bill 1283:
Summary: allows physicians assistants to recommend medical cannabis to their patients.

North Dakota: House Bill 1050:
Summary: reduces the penalty for possessing up to a half-ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,500 to an infraction.

Ohio: Senate Bill 57:
Summary: establishes an industrial hemp pilot program to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Oklahoma: Senate Bill 868:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Oklahoma: Senate Bill House Bill 2628:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Oklahoma: Senate Bill 162:
Summary: explicitly permits those licensed by the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to issue medical cannabis recommendations to their patients.

Oklahoma: House Bill 2612:
Summary: strengthens and clarifies medical cannabis patient protections.

Oregon: Senate Bill 420:
Summary: expands upon Oregon's expungement law.

Oregon: Senate Bill 970:
Summary: protects state-sanctioned medical cannabis patients, as well as those with prior or pending cannabis convictions, from housing discrimination.

South Carolina: House Bill 3449:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with new federal hemp regulations.

Tennessee: Senate Bill 357/House Bill 844:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Texas: House Bill 3703:
Summary: expands access to medical CBD in Texas.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Bill 31-0348:
Summary: allows qualified patients with certain debilitating conditions to cultivate, use, and possess physician-authorized medical marijuana.

Utah: Senate Bill 105:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Utah: House Bill 431:
Summary: allows those with certain misdemeanor cannabis convictions to have their records automatically expunged.

Utah: Senate Bill 161:
Summary: strengthens protections for medical cannabis patients, and make other technical changes to the state's nascent medical cannabis access program.

Vermont: Senate Bill 58:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Virginia: Senate Bill 1632/House Bill 1720:
Summary: permits any student who is a registered Virginia medical cannabis patient to use Virginia-allowed medical cannabis oil on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity.

Virginia: Senate Bill 1719:
Summary: expands access to medical cannabis for certain patients.

Virginia: Senate Bill 1557:
Summary: expands the state's low-THC medical cannabis oil program.

Washington: Senate Bill 5276:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Washington: Senate Bill 5605:
Summary: allows individuals with prior misdemeanor cannabis convictions to apply to the sentencing court to have their record vacated.

Washington: House Bill 1095:
Summary: allows medical cannabis to be administered to patients at school.

Washington: House Bill 1094:
Summary: exempts a qualifying patient from the requirement to have an in-person physical examination when seeking to renew a medical marijuana authorization, if a health care professional finds that an in-person examination would likely result in a severe hardship to the qualifying patient and a physical examination is performed with telemedicine technology. Exempts a qualifying patient from the requirement to be physically present and have a photograph taken when seeking to renew registration in the Medical Marijuana Authorization Database and a recognition card if a health care professional finds that it would likely result in a severe hardship to the qualifying patient.

West Virginia: House Bill 2538:
Summary: allows the State Treasurer to select financial institutions to provide services to licensed marijuana businesses.

West Virginia: House Bill 2694:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Wyoming: House Bill 171:
Summary: amends the state's existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.