SB14-155

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SB14-155 - Medical Marijuana Health Effects Grant Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Grant Funding For Medical Marijuana Health Effects Studies.

Joint Budget Committee. The bill creates a health research subaccount (subaccount) in the medical marijuana program cash fund (cash fund). The subaccount provides funding for medical marijuana health research. The department of public health and environment (department) may transfer moneys from the cash fund to the subaccount and has continuous spending authority over the subaccount. No more than $10 million may be transferred to the subaccount.

The bill creates a medical marijuana research grant program (grant program) in the department. The grant program will provide the framework for funding research to ascertain the general medical efficacy, and appropriate administration of marijuana. The state board of health (state board) shall promulgate rules for the administration of the grant program, including:

  • The procedures and timelines for applying for grants;
  • Grant application contents;
  • Criteria for selecting grantees and determining the amount and duration of the grants; and
  • Reporting requirements for grantees.

The bill creates a scientific advisory council (council) to evaluate research proposals seeking a grant from the grant program. The executive director of the department shall appoint the members of the council, and the chief medical officer of the department will also serve on the council and act as chair. The members will serve 2-year terms that may be reappointed and will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

The grant recommendations will be submitted to the state board for a final determination.

The grant program shall report annually to the state board on the progress of the medical marijuana studies.

The bill directs the attorney general to seek federal authority to allow Colorado institutions of higher education to cultivate marijuana for research funded by this bill.

Latest update: May 21, 2014
05/21/2014 Governor Signed
05/12/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/12/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/12/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2014 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2014 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/29/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/29/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2014 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/22/2014 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/16/2014 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
03/10/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services