Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5235
Session Year 2024


To: (1) Redefine "marijuana", "manufactured cannabinoid" and "synthetic cannabinoid" for the purposes of various statutes concerning cannabis regulation; (2) require the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to designate any synthetic cannabinoid as a schedule I controlled substance; (3) provide that (A) cannabis shall not contain any synthetic cannabinoid, and (B) no cannabis establishment may sell any synthetic cannabinoid; (4) modify certain provisions that prohibit members of the Social Equity Council and certain employees of the council or the Department of Consumer Protection from holding certain interests in, or receiving certain moneys from, certain cannabis establishments or cannabis transactions; (5) specify that hemp that is lawfully produced under federal law may be transported or shipped through this state; and (6) make minor, technical and conforming changes to various statutes concerning cannabis regulation.

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 6/4/2024Signed by the Governor
 5/28/2024Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 5/28/2024Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 5/21/2024(LCO)Public Act 24-115
 5/8/2024In Concurrence
 5/8/2024Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/8/2024Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
 5/2/2024(LCO)File Number 649
 5/2/2024Senate Calendar Number 415
 5/2/2024Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/30/2024House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 4/30/2024House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 4874
 3/25/2024(LCO)File Number 102
 3/25/2024House Calendar Number 98
 3/25/2024Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 3/25/2024(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/18/2024(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/25/24 12:00 PM
 3/7/2024(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/7/2024(GL)Joint Favorable Substitute
 2/23/2024Public Hearing 02/27
 2/22/2024Referred to Joint Committee on General Law

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