SB 5052-S - DIGEST

Establishes the cannabis patient protection act.

Adopts a comprehensive act that uses the regulations in place for the recreational market to provide regulation for the medical use of marijuana.

Ensures that patients: (1) Retain their ability to grow their own marijuana for their own medical use; and

(2) Have the ability to possess more marijuana-infused products, useable marijuana, and marijuana concentrates than what is available to a nonmedical user.

Creates a medical marijuana endorsement to a marijuana retail license to permit a marijuana retailer to sell marijuana for medical use to qualifying patients and designated providers.

Authorizes a city, town, or county to adopt an ordinance to prohibit a marijuana producer, processor, or retailer from locating its premises within one thousand feet of a house of worship.

Provides a sales and use tax exemption to qualifying patients on purchases of: (1) Marijuana for medical use when authorized by a health care professional and when purchased at a marijuana retailer with a medical marijuana endorsement; and

(2) Marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products for medical use when qualifying patients hold a valid authorization card.

Provides a retail sales and use tax exemption for anyone who purchases low THC, high CBD products.

Requires a percentage of marijuana excise taxes in the general fund to be appropriated to local public health districts to develop marijuana youth education and prevention programs.

Changes the name of the state liquor control board to the state liquor and cannabis board.