2014 Bills

Several marijuana policy reform bills are active in 2014:
 
HB 1625 — “TITLE: relative to penalties for possession of marijuana in the amount of one ounce or less and the cultivation of marijuana plants. ANALYSIS: This bill reduces the penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana to a violation, and reduces the penalty for possession of other amounts of marijuana. The bill also establishes a misdemeanor penalty for cultivation of 6 or fewer marijuana plants.” Referred to the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. PASSED the House 215-92, but the Senate refused to consider it.
 
HB 1622 — “TITLE: permitting qualifying patients and registered caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.” Referred to the Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee. PASSED the House 227-73, sent to "interim study" by Senate.
  
HB 492 was based on Colorado's Amendment 64. It would have made possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults over 21, and it would have allowed individuals to cultivate up to 6 plants (3 mature). This bill passed the House January 15, 2014, in a historic 170-162 vote, but the House decided in March not to send the bill forward to the Senate. 

 

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