The pre-filing period for the Missouri legislature began December 1.
To date, 14 pieces of marijuana legislation have been pre-filed.
Greenway has compiled a list of relevant cannabis legislation to be updated throughout the 2022 legislative session.
To date, four pieces of cannabis-focused legislation have been pre-filed in the Senate. Of those bills, two are reintroductions of bills filed last year by Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, and Sen. Barbara Washington, D-Kansas City, respectively.
This year in the House, representatives have 10 pieces of marijuana legislation have been filed, focusing on issues ranging from tax credits for dispensary businesses owned by minorities, women, or service-disabled veterans to a proposal for a constitutional amendment that would legalize adult-use in Missouri.
Most recently, Representative Bruce DeGroot, R-Ellisville, filed HB 1895, a bill that sets specific language to allow financial institutions to provide financial services to licensed marijuana facilities.
Another bill, HB1901, filed by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters, is similar to legislation filed by Sen. Hoskins. HB 1901 authorizes an income tax deduction to offset the loss of federal tax credit for marijuana businesses disallowed under 26 U.S.C. Section 280E.
Earlier this week, Rep. Ian Mackey, D-Richmond Heights, proposed HB 1867. The legislation would remove the odor of marijuana from use as probable cause for searches.
Below find a current list of all cannabis-related legislation currently proposed in the Missouri Legislature.
Criminalizes the disclosure of medical marijuana patients’ information to unauthorized parties
Establishes provisions relating to the possession or use of medical marijuana by persons who have medical marijuana cards and that are on probation or parole
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish a statewide medical marijuana lodging establishment licensing system
Allows certain marijuana-related offenses and violations to be expunged if the offenses or violations occurred in Missouri prior to the issuance of a patient identification card
Authorizes a tax credit for businesses owned by minorities, women, or service-disabled veterans who obtain a medical marijuana dispensary license
Modifies provisions relating to medical marijuana facilities
Prohibits the odor of marijuana alone to give rise to probable cause to search a vehicle, home, or other private property
Specifies that financial institutions are allowed to provide financial services to licensed marijuana facilities
Authorizes an income tax deduction for certain taxpayers engaged in the medical marijuana industry in this state
Proposes a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for adult use
Creates provisions relating to expungement for certain marijuana offenses
Modifies provisions relating to medical marijuana program participants in family court matters
Authorizes an income tax deduction for certain expenses related to operating a medical marijuana business
Modifies provisions relating to background checks for medical marijuana facilities