On Feb 20, a Home committee elected< a href=" https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/1R/bills/HB2149P.htm" target="_ blank “rel =” noopener” > HB 2149, which will ensure that cannabis extracts remain readily available for sale at Arizona dispensaries, regardless of what choice the Arizona Supreme Court ultimately pertains to.
Your home Committee’s 5-2 vote to help Arizona’s medical cannabis clients exceeded objections from Yavapai County Lawyer Sheila Polk, < a href=" https://tucson.com/news/local/house-panel-oks-bill-to-legalize-extracts-under-medical-marijuana/article_f13a1c24-a315-5bca-99db-6f100536901e.html" target="
_ blank” rel =” noopener” > Tucson.com reported. Rep. Tony Rivero, who proposed HB 2149, stated,” Without this explanation some of Arizona’s many susceptible clients such as children will no longer have access to alternative forms of medical marijuana needed to treat their devastating conditions … We do not desire patients to be forced to smoke cannabis or undergo criminal charges.”
HB 2149 would alter the existing law’s language for “functional cannabis” from “the dried flowers of the cannabis plant, and any mix or preparation thereof, but does not include the seeds, stalks and roots of the plant” to:
” All parts of any plant of the genus cannabis and the seeds of the plant.”
” The resin drawn out from any part of a plant of the genus marijuana, and every substance, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds.”
” Every substance, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the resin or tetrahydrocannabinol.”
” Includes plant product from which the resin has actually not been drawn out.”
” Does not consist of the mature stalks of the plant or the sterilized seed of the plant that is incapable of germination.”
If HB 2149 passes it would definitively legislate cannabis extracts in Arizona and end the ongoing conflict that has actually persisted in the state due to the dispute of the language in the Arizona Medical Cannabis Act regarding the legality of marijuana extracts.
How to Assistance This Bill
Arizonans can support this bill online by using the Request to Speak (RTS) system. It involves making a one-time check out to 1700 W Washington St. in Phoenix or 400 W Congress St., Suite 201in Tucson and registering for RTS using the kiosks there. When that step is finished, you can then individually support expenses online. Discover more about RTS at
www.azleg.gov/alisPDFs/RTS_Manual_public.pdf Image: WeedPornDaily/Flickr
CC2.0 Customized Petition to Lower MMJ Card Charge in Arizona
– Indication the petition here