Cannabis and medical cannabis; joint subcommittee to study development of framework for regulation. (SJ66)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Joint Subcommittee to Study the Development of a Framework for Regulated Adult-Use of Cannabis and Medical Cannabis; report. Establishes the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Development of a Framework for Regulated Adult-Use of Cannabis and Medical Cannabis (Joint Subcommittee). The bill requires the Joint Subcommittee 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. The joint subcommittee shall also review studies conducted by JLARC considering the legalization and regulation of the growth, sale, and possession of marijuana and any recommended best practices and policies to address the impact of marijuana prohibition on marginalized members of the community. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105313D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2020Reported from Rules
02/03/2020Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Passed by for the day
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2020Amendment by Senator Ebbin agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ66E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20105313D-E
02/06/2020Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/27/2020Tabled in Rules (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ130.