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HB23-1279

Allow Retail Marijuana Online Sales

Concerning the ability of a licensed retail marijuana store to sell retail marijuana to a person who is not physically present on the store's licensed premises.
Session:
2023 Regular Session
Subject:
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Current law prohibits a licensed retail marijuana store from selling retail marijuana or retail marijuana products over the internet or through delivery. The act allows a licensed retail marijuana store to accept payment online for the sale of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products. An individual must be physically present on the retail marijuana store's licensed premises to take possession of the purchased retail marijuana or retail marijuana product.

The retail marijuana store must verify that the individual who takes possession of the marijuana is at least 21 years of age and is the same individual who made the online payment and ensure that an individual purchasing retail marijuana or retail marijuana products online is provided with digital versions of all warnings or educational materials that the retail marijuana store is required to post and provide on its licensed premises.

APPROVED by Governor June 1, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. W. Lindstedt, Rep. S. Sharbini
Sen. R. Rodriguez

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Rep. L. Garcia, Rep. S. Woodrow
Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. D. Moreno

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