2010 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 712
Sponsored By:
Senators Brinkley, Raskin, Colburn, Garagiola, Jacobs, Kittleman, Kramer, Madaleno, Miller, and Zirkin
Public Health - Medical Marijuana


Making marijuana a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue a specified request for proposals to select authorized growers of marijuana for medical use; providing for specified requirements of authorized growers; prohibiting an authorized grower from holding any other permit issued under a specified provision of law or being a physician who prepares a specified written certification; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order 4/8 (Senator Stoltzfus) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Special Order later today (Senator Harris) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Rejected (10-33)
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Rejected (17-28)
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Rejected (13-30)
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (35-12)
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Sponsored by:

Senator David R. Brinkley, District 4
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, District 9
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., District 27
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Substance Abuse
Criminal Background Investigations
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Fees -see also- Attys` Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers` Licenses
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Substance Abuse

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 5-402 , 5-403 , 5-403 , 5-403 , 5-403 )
Health - General
( 13-3001 , 13-3002 , 13-3003 , 13-3004 , 13-3005 , 13-3006 , 13-3007 , 13-3008 , 13-3009 , 13-3010 , 13-3011 , 13-3012 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 203422/01     Offered on: April 9, 2010   at: 11:30 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 273428/01     Offered on: April 9, 2010   at: 12:08 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 343020/01     Offered on: April 9, 2010   at: 11:56 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 863928/01     Offered on: April 9, 2010   at: 11:37 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 878670/01     Offered on: April 8, 2010   at: 10:55 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
April 5, 2010: Floor Amendment (Harris) {203422/1 Rejected (10-33)
April 5, 2010: Floor Amendment (Harris) {863928/1 Rejected (17-28)
April 5, 2010: Floor Amendment (Harris) {343020/1 Rejected (13-30)
April 6, 2010: Third Reading Passed (35-12)