Marijuana; JLARC to study legalization, regulation, etc. (HJ130)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JLARC; regulation of adult use of cannabis and medical cannabis; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study options for the regulation of adult use of cannabis and medical cannabis. The bill directs JLARC to (i) study and provide guidance on the potential creation of a Cannabis Control Commission to oversee licensing and regulation of industrial hemp, medical cannabis, and adult use of cannabis; (ii) provide regulatory guidance on potential tax rates and revenue forecasts for retail and wholesale products; (iii) study and make recommendations regarding the issuance of initial cultivation and retail licenses; (iv) develop and recommend a fee structure and grandfathering process for current pharmaceutical processors; (v) study and recommend potential marijuana advertising regulations; (vi) study and determine appropriate public consumption venues and personal cultivation allowances; (vii) study funding and processing requirements for expungement of criminal records and rights restoration related to marijuana decriminalization; (viii) study and recommend methods for diversifying ownership of the marijuana market; (ix) assess the California, Massachusetts, and Illinois marijuana programs and their effectiveness in transferring economic prosperity to disproportionately affected areas; (x) study the potential development of a community reinvestment fund; and (xi) review and analyze National Highway Traffic Safety Administration studies on marijuana-related impairment. Read the Bill »


03/03/2020: Passed the Senate


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105363D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/07/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107933D-H1
02/10/2020Taken up
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107933D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ130H1
02/10/2020Agreed to by House (70-Y 26-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Agree To (70-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reading waived
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/2020Reported from Rules with substitute
02/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20109391D-S1
03/02/2020Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109391D-S1
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ130S1
03/03/2020Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109391D-S1 (72-Y 24-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (72-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ130ER)

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