Medical Marijuana Work Group Update

Rick Garza, Director, WSLCB Kathy Ryan, Tax Policy Specialist, DOR Kristi Weeks, HSQA Legal Office, DOH

September 10, 2013

Overview
Today’s Presentation • Work Group Members • Budget Proviso • Timeline • Agency Work Assignments

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Work Group Members
Department of Health: Kelly Cooper, Acting Director for Policy, Legislative, & Constituent Relations ; Kristi Weeks, Director, Office of Legal Services Liquor Control Board: Rick Garza, Director; Ingrid Mungia, Staff Attorney Department of Revenue: Drew Shirk, Assistant Director, Legislation & Policy Division; Kathy Ryan, Tax Policy Specialist, Legislation & Policy Division Governor’s Office: John Lane, Sr. Policy Advisor for Public Safety & Government Operations Legislative Committee Staff: Kathy Buchli, Coordinator/Sr. Counsel Senate Health Care Committee ; Dean Carlson, Senate Ways & Means Committee, Revenue Coordinator; Christopher Blake, Counsel, Office of Program Research; Dominique Meyers, Fiscal Analyst, House Finance Committee
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3ESSB 5034 Sec. 141 Proviso:
Recommendations for Medical Marijuana
SB 5034 Sec. 141(2)(a) The liquor control board must work with the department of health and the department of revenue to develop recommendations for the legislature regarding the interaction of medical marijuana regulations and the provisions of Initiative Measure No. 502.

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3ESSB 5034 Sec. 141 Proviso:
Recommendations for medical marijuana cont.
At a minimum, the recommendations must include provisions addressing the following: (i) Age limits; (ii) Authorizing requirements for medical marijuana; (iii) Regulations regarding health care professionals; (iv) Collective gardens; (v) Possession amounts; (vi) Location requirements; (vii) Requirements for medical marijuana producing, processing, and retail licensing; and (viii) Taxation of medical marijuana in relation to recreational marijuana. (b) The board must submit its recommendations to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 1, 2014.
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Timeline
July 15 August 26 September 9 Work group meeting: Draft timeline Work group meeting: Scope of work and work assignments Work group meeting : Check-in and evaluate progress of draft recommendations and address specific questions September 23 Work group meeting: Check-in and evaluate progress of draft recommendations and address specific questions October 7 October 14 Work group meeting: Finalize draft recommendations Briefing on draft recommendations to Governor’s office, OFM, appropriate House and Senate committee chairs and ranking members and other legislative members

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Timeline Continued
October 21 November 11 Provide draft recommendations to stakeholders for comment Work group meeting: Review stakeholder comments and consider revisions to draft recommendations November 21-22 Present draft recommendations to appropriate House and Senate committees at Legislative Assembly Days December Work group meeting: Finalize recommendations to the legislature Briefing on draft recommendations to Governor’s office, OFM, appropriate House and Senate committee chairs and ranking members and other legislative members January 1, 2014 Deliver final recommendations to the legislature

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Recommendations for Work Assignments
Issue assignments:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Recommended age limit: DOH Authorizing requirements for medical marijuana: DOH Regulations regarding health care professionals: DOH Collective gardens: DOH Possession amounts: DOH Location requirements: LCB Requirements for medical marijuana producing, processing, and retail licensing: LCB Tax structure of marijuana as an agricultural product: DOR Taxation of medical marijuana in relation to recreational marijuana: DOR
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Thank you

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