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HB15-1283 - Marijuana Reference Library And Lab Testing Access

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Marijuana Testing, And, In Connection Therewith, Creating A Reference Lab By December 31, 2015, That Will House A Library Of Testing Methodologies And Allowing All Licensed And Registered Marijuana Businesses Or Persons And Hemp Registrants Access To Testing At Licensed Laboratories.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to develop and maintain a marijuana laboratory testing reference library (reference library) or contract with an organization that represents marijuana testing laboratories for the development and maintenance of the reference library. The reference library is responsible for proficiency testing and remediating problems with licensed laboratories. This library must contain a catalog of methodologies for marijuana testing in the areas of potency, homogeneity, contaminants, and solvents. The reference library and methodologies must be completed by December 31, 2015.

The bill creates a new license in the medical marijuana code for medical marijuana testing facilities. The medical marijuana testing facility licensee may test medical marijuana and medical marijuana products from a licensed medical marijuana business or a person registered with the state health agency.

The bill permits a retail marijuana laboratory licensee to test industrial hemp from a registered entity or person.

The bill addresses homogeneity testing and acceptable testing variances for both medical marijuana and retail marijuana.

The bill permits the use of moneys from the marijuana tax cash fund for the reference library.

Latest update: June 5, 2015
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/04/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/30/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/28/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/23/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services + Appropriations
04/17/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/26/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/11/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Appropriations