2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 995
Sponsored By:
Delegates Morhaim, Barnes, Barve, Bobo, Boteler, Burns, Cardin, Carr, Clagett, Cullison, Donoghue, Dumais, Feldman, Frank, Glass, Glenn, Harrison, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kach, A. Kelly, Kipke, Kramer, Lafferty, Luedtke, McIntosh, Mizeur, Murphy, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Smigiel, Stein, Stukes, Tarrant, F. Turner, Washington, and Weir
Medical Marijuana Oversight Commission


Making marijuana a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; prohibiting specified persons from distributing or dispensing marijuana to specified persons; establishing an independent Medical Marijuana Oversight Commission; providing for the purpose and membership of the Commission; providing for the terms of the members of the Commission; providing for the appointment of a chair and vice chair of the Commission; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations & Judiciary
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Chemical Tests
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Criminal Background Investigations
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Medical Research
Medical Schools
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Public Information
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
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 5-402 , 5-403 , 5-611 )
Health - General
( 13-3101 through 13-3116 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered