Each year Greenway compiles and monitors a list of relevant cannabis legislation in Missouri.

With the passage of legalization for adult use of marijuana in November 2022, new issues arise and legislators are already taking aim at cannabis issues in their December prefilings.

This list will continue to be updated throughout the 2023 legislative session.

 

HB202 Francis HB 202
Repeals the industrial hemp regulatory program

HB295 Haden HB 295
Establishes the offense of possession of an open container of marijuana in a motor vehicle

HB425 Perkins HB 425
Authorizes financial institutions to provide services to organizations that participate in the marijuana industry

SB194 May SB 194
Modifies provisions relating to industrial hemp

“Under current law, if a crop of industrial hemp contains an average THC concentration exceeding 0.3%, or the maximum concentration allowed under federal law, the Department of Agriculture may retest the crop. If the second test indicates that a crop contains an average THC concentration exceeding 0.3%, or the maximum concentration allowed under federal law, the Department may order a producer to destroy the crop.

Under this act, if a crop contains an average THC concentration exceeding 1%, the Department may retest the crop, and if the second test indicates an average THC concentration exceeding 1%, the Department may order a producer to destroy the crop.

This act is identical to SB 1235 (2022).”

SB209 Bean SB 209
Repeals provisions regulating industrial hemp and hemp cultivation

“Under the current law, any sale, distribution, or offer to sell any agricultural hemp is regulated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Under the current law, the Department of Agriculture regulates agricultural hemp registration and seed permit and may impose civil penalties for any violations. The current law gives authority to the Department of Agriculture to regulate licensing, storage, testing requirements, manufacture, waste disposal, and transportation of hemp extract. Additionally, the current law gives authority to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to perform aerial surveillance of industrial hemp plants to ensure compliance with the current law. This act repeals the current law regulating industrial hemp and hemp cultivation.”

SB278 Hoskins SB 278
Authorizes an income tax deduction for business expenses related to the sale of marijuana

“This provision is identical to SB 436 (2021) and to a provision in HCS/SS/SB 807 (2022) and SS#2/SCS/SB 649 (2022), and is substantially similar to HB 1901 (2022), HB 877 (2021), HB 2667 (2022), and to a provision in HCS/HB 2704 (2022), CCS/HCS/SB 226 (2021), and HCS/SS/SB 283 (2021).”

SB525 SB 525
Modifies provisions relating to industrial hemp

SB609 SB 609
Relating to a deduction for business expenses related to the sale of marijuana

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