KENTUCKY CANNABIS 2022

The following Cannabis Bills have been filed for the year 2022:

HB 136(BR-50)/LM/FN/CI

Sponsored by Jason Nemes, etc.,

HB136

AN ACT relating to medicinal cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

Create various new sections of KRS 218A to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish an excise tax on certain transfers of medicinal cannabis; amend KRS 139.470 to exempt the sale of medical cannabis from the state sales tax; amend KRS 138.870 to exempt medicinal cannabis from the excise tax on controlled substances; amend KRS 216B.402 to require hospital emergency departments to report cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome to the Department for Public Health; amend KRS 218A.010, 218A.1421, 218A.1422, and 218A.1423 to conform; amend KRS 218A.202 to require the Department for Public Health to utilize the electronic system for monitoring controlled substances to monitor medicinal cannabis; amend 218A.500 to conform; amend KRS 342.815 to establish that the Employer’s Mutual Insurance Authority shall not be required to provide coverage to an employer if doing so would subject the authority to a violation of state or federal law; some sections EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023; APPROPRIATION.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – introduced in House

HB 224(BR-325)/LM/CI

AN ACT relating to cannabis.

Sponsored by:

Kulkarni , Nima
Scott , Attica
Willner , Lisa
Flood , Kelly
Bojanowski , Tina
Graham , Derrick

Kulkarni, Nina
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HB224

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to make possession of a personal use quantity of cannabis exempt from civil or criminal penalty; amend KRS 218A.010 to define “cannabis,” “personal use quantity of cannabis,” and “cannabis accessory”; amend KRS 218A.1422 regarding cannabis possession to conform; amend KRS 218A.1423 regarding cannabis cultivation to conform; amend KRS 218A.500 regarding drug paraphernalia to exempt personal use cannabis accessories; amend KRS 218A.1421 on cannabis trafficking to exempt personal use quantities; amend KRS 138.872 to exclude personal use quantities from cannabis stamp tax; amend KRS 218A.410 and 533.030 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to allow expungement of certain convictions relating to cannabis.

HB 225(BR-123)/LM/CI

Sponsored by:

Kulkarni , Nima
Scott , Attica
Willner , Lisa
Flood , Kelly
Bojanowski , Tina
Graham , Derrick

AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the possession of cannabis.

HB225

Propose to create a new section of the Kentucky Constitution to guarantee the right of an individual 21 years of age or older to possess, use, buy or sell one ounce or less of cannabis and to cultivate, harvest, and store up to 5 cannabis plants for personal use; and for the production, processing, and sale of cannabis and cannabis-derived products to be controlled by the General Assembly; specify the question to be printed on the ballot; direct the Secretary of State to publish the proposed amendment in a newspaper of general circulation; direct the Secretary of State to certify the proposed amendment to the county clerk of each county.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – introduced in House

SB 73(BR-882)

Sponsored by:  Southworth , Adrienne

Senate 107

SB73(1)

Amend KRS 260.850, KRS 260.858, and KRS 260.8635 to change the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration threshold of hemp to one percent.

Monday, January 10, 2022 – introduced in Senate

HCR14(BR-127)

Sponsord by:

Bentley , Danny
King , Kim
Tate , Nancy
Elliott , Daniel

HCR14

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION calling for the expediting of research regarding the safety and efficacy of the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – introduced in House

YOU can view these Bills online at the following link:

https://kentucky.gov/Services/Pages/billwatch.aspx

KENTUCKY.COM

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