5052-S2 AMH SHOR BLAC 084
2SSB 5052 - H AMD TO H AMD (H-2596.3/15) 404
By Representative Short
On page 35, beginning on line 28 of the striking amendment, strike all of section 19 and insert the following:
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 19. A new section is added to chapter 69.51A RCW to read as follows:
As part of authorizing a qualifying patient or designated provider, the health care professional may include recommendations on the amount of marijuana that is likely needed by the qualifying patient for his or her medical needs and in accordance with this section. The health care professional may authorize the qualifying patient or designated provider to purchase at a retail outlet holding a medical marijuana endorsement a combination of the following: Forty-eight ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form; three ounces of useable marijuana; two hundred sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or twenty-one grams of marijuana concentrates. The qualifying patient or designated provider may also grow, in his or her domicile, up to fifteen plants for the personal medical use of the qualifying patient and possess up to twenty-four ounces of useable marijuana produced from his or her plants."
On page 39, beginning on line 1 of the striking amendment, strike all of subsection (d)
Reletter the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
On page 44, line 28 of the striking amendment, after "section" strike "19(3)" and insert "19"
On page 46, line 16 of the striking amendment, after "authorized" strike "on their recognition cards" and insert "under section 19 of this act"
EFFECT: Authorizes qualifying patients and designated providers to possess and purchase up to 48 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product, 3 ounces of useable marijuana, 216 ounces of liquid marijuana-infused product, 21 ounces of marijuana concentrates, and 15 plants and 24 ounces of useable marijuana produced from those plants. Eliminates the distinction between qualifying patients and designated providers who hold an authorization card and those who choose not to hold an authorization card as far as amount limits are concerned. Eliminates the option for a health care professional to recommend a specific amount of marijuana products in the authorization process.
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