Comments: NY A01617 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly

Bill Title: Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; relates to the description of cannabis, and the growing of and use of cannabis by persons twenty-one years of age or older; makes technical changes regarding the definition of cannabis; relates to removing certain references to marijuana relating to forfeiture actions; relates to the qualification of certain offenses involving cannabis and exempts certain persons from prosecution for the use, consumption, display, production or distribution of cannabis; relates to the definition of smoking; provides for the licensure of persons authorized to produce, process and sell marihuana; levies an excise tax on certain sales of cannabis; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating to the criminal sale of cannabis and provisions of the general business law relating to drug paraphernalia; creates the New York state cannabis revenue fund, the New York state drug treatment public education fund and the New York state community grants reinvestment fund.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 48-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-12 - print number 1617b [A01617 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]

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