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HB 2003 (Arizona)


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The Arizona Marijuana Policy Reform Bill commonly known as HB 2003 is being sponsored by Arizona Congressman Mark Cardenas - (D) of State District #19 ( @RepMarkCardenas ) representing the cities of Phoenix, Tolleson, and Avondale.


HB 2003


This bill ( HB 2003 Az ) will amend ARS Title 36, Chapter 28.2


Specifically,


Title 36, Chapter 28.2


Section Five (5). Requirements for Enactment;

  1. A Two-Thirds (2/3rds) i.e.) 66.67% Plurality Vote in the Chambers of the State Senate.
  2. And, a Two-Thirds (2/3rds) i.e.) 66.67% Plurality Vote in the Chambers of the State House of Representatives.
  3. Plus, the affirmative signature of the State Executive ie.) the Governor.

5a.) Pursuant to Article IX, Section 22, of the Constitution of the State of Arizona ...

5a1.) This act is Effective upon the affirmative vote of at least Two-Thirds (2/3rds) ie.) 66.67% of the members of each house of the legislature i.e.) both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

5a2.) Plus, the signature of the governor.

5a3.) There are a total of Ninety (90) members in the Arizona State Legislature spread out over Thirty (30) state congressional districts.

5a4.) Each state congressional district has (1) state senator, and (2) state representatives.

5a5.) Therefore, there are Thirty (30) state senators.

5a6.) If 2/3rds of the state senate must affirm the legislation, then (30) * (66.667%) = Twenty (20) number of state senators casting yea votes must come from the upper chamber of the Arizona State Congress.

And, that is only if the bill's sponsor can somehow get the legislation out of committee and onto to the floor of the senate for a vote!

Simply reading the legislation to the other members of the state congress is not enough.

The legislation must be voted on.

5a3.) There are a total of Sixty (60) congressional members in the Arizona State House of Representatives.

Two (2) representatives each represent each of the Thirty (30) state congressional districts.

5a7.) If 2/3rds of the state house of representatives must also affirm the legislation, then (60) * (66.667%) = Forty (40) number of state representatives casting yea votes must come from the lower chamber of the Arizona State Congress.


Or,


Overriding The Veto


5b1.) In the event an affirmative vote of at least Two-Thirds (2/3rds) ie.) 66.67% of the members of each house of the legislature i.e.) both the Senate and the House of Representatives does occur ...

And,

5b2.) If the governor chooses NOT to sign, but rather to veto this act.

5b3.) Then, on a subsequent affirmative vote of at least three-fourths (3/4ths) ie.) 75% of the members of each house of the legislature ie.) both the Senate and the House of Representatives, this act will become effective.


36-2821. Definitions.


Sect Two (2). "The DEPARTMENT" means the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services ( AzDHS ).


42-3552. Levy and Collection of Tax on Marijuana; Disposition of Monies.


A. There is to be levied and shall be collected by the AzDHS ...

a1. A proportional excise tax of FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) per ounce of #MedMj ( and/or, of #RecMj ) at the time of the sale or transfer from a licensed Marijuana Cultivation Facility (MCF) to a licensed Retail Marijuana Store (RMS).


Or,


a2. A proportional excise tax of FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) per ounce of #MedMj ( and/or, of #RecMj ) at the time of the sale or transfer from a licensed Marijuana Cultivation Facility (MCF) to a (MPMF) Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facility.


C. The AzDHS shall deposit the taxes received from the levies into the Marijuana Regulation Fund (MRF) ... ( Established by Section 36‑2832 ).


D. Any taxes generated over and above the amount needed to implement and enforce this title, shall be partitioned, as follows:


d1. THIRTY PERCENT (30%) to the Arizona Department of Education ( AzEd ).


d2. TEN PERCENT (10%) to the ( AzDHS ) for use in voluntary ( discretionary ) programs for the treatment of alcohol ( addiction ), tobacco ( cessation ) and for the abuse of marijuana by patients, if any.


d3. TEN PERCENT (10%) to the ( AzDHS ) for a scientifically and medically accurate public education campaign designed to educate youth and adults about the health and safety risks of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.


d4. FIFTY PERCENT (50%) to the Arizona State General Treasury.


36-2822. Marijuana; Personal use; Forfeiture prohibited.


A. A person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ...

A1a. May possess and transport Marijuana Related Accessories (MRA) ...


Or,


A1b. May possess and transport ONE (1) ounce ie.) 28 grams or less of Marijuana.


2. A person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ...

2a. May possess, grow, process and transport not more than FIVE (5) Marijuana plants.


And,


2b. May possess, grow, process and transport the Marijuana produced by the plants ONLY on and throughout the premises where the plants were grown?


3. A person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ...

3a. May transfer ( without remuneration ) up to ONE (1) ounce i.e..) 28 grams or less of Marijuana to a person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age.


And,


3b. May transfer ( without remuneration ) up to FIVE (5) immature Marijuana Plants ( clones ) to a person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age.


4. A person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ...

4a. May assist another person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ... in ANY of the acts described in this subsection.


B. Marijuana and Marijuana Related Accessories (MRA) that are in the possession of a person ie.) an Arizona Citizen, or a person from an alien state, or a person from an alien country who is at least TWENTY‑ONE (21) years of age ...

b1. Pursuant to Subsection "A" ( above ) of this Section 36-2822 are NOT subject to seizure or forfeiture in this State of Arizona, nor within ANY political subdivision of this State of Arizona.


Commentary


It’s time for a new approach to #MedMj in Arizona.

Let's eliminate the restrictive (25) mile rule for patients!

Voters across the country ( 57% vs 37% ) are increasingly supporting the end to both state AND federal prohibitions on both #MedMj and #RecMj.

And, in many states Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) is now being replaced with a system of taxed and controlled marijuana distribution.


Representation


The new Arizona house bill ... HB 2003 Az

Sponsored by Rep. Mark Cardenas - (D) of Arizona's State Legislatve District #19 ( @RepMarkCardenas ) represents a solution for Arizona.

And, is long overdue.


Vision


Rather than creating a new market and more bureacracy through another failed voter initiative, HB 2003 Az gives each lawmaker a chance and an alternative choice towards considering the best regulatory framework to implement.


Authority To Cultivate


You know, we all got "Authority To Cultivate" stamped on our green cards when Az first went "green" a-way back in #2011.

Then, the ( AzDHS ) took that privilege away!

The patients want it back!

We are dead tired of paying $90 for a 1/4 ounce of "grow light green" when we can grow our own five (5) mature medicine plants right in our own locked, BC Northern Lights grow cabinets, if allowed.


Marijuana Prohibition


We all know Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) has failed.

Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) has been traditionally selectively enforced.

This selective enforcement disproportionately affects communities of minorities, as well as many new, rapidly evolving communities of elderly folks.

Creating an underclass of individuals who can have their lives ruined by a felony conviction for the benefit of Arizona's private prison complex is no way to spend your twilight years.

Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) also diverts law enforcement resources from serious crimes to the "low hanging fruits" of Cannabis persecution.

As a result, a litany of murders, rapes, and burglaries remain UNDER-investigated.

When law enforcement no longer wastes time on arresting people of minority communities, as well as the elderly for felonious marijuana violations, resources will be released to target more serious crimes.

Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) is coming to an end sooner than you may think across America.

I hope you will be a part of the solution today, rather than pushing the issue further on down the line.


Eighty (80) Years ( And, Counting! )


Remember, it has been (80) years since President Roosevelt signed into law the first wave of Marijuana Prohibition ( MP ) with the Marihuana Stamp Act of '37.


Fifty ($50) Excise Tax


While I believe the $50 Excise Tax per ounce is a very steep cost for commercial developers and by extension, customers to pay ...

The fact that a common #MedMj patient will have the legal potential to grow up to five (5) mature female flowering plants ...

In the comfort of their own homes locked securely within their own BC Northern Lights electronic grow boxes is indeed a welcome development whose time I believe has come, as well.

Note. A previous congressional panel had recommended a $1.6 Million USD per Ton! Federal Excise Tax On Cannabis a-way back in November of #2014.

That corrolates to the same level of tax Rep. Cardenas ( @RepMarkCardenas ) is advocating assessing at the State level.

$50 Per Ounce ...

$800 Per Pound ...

$1,600,000 Per Ton ...


Agreement


If you are in agreement with Rep. Cardenas ( @RepMarkCardenas ) ...

IN SPIRIT ...

Then please become a sponsor of, and support Arizona's House Bill 2003 ( HB 2003 Az ) today.

Let your voice be heard!

Help Rep. Cardenas ( @RepMarkCardenas ) break the GOP 'State Government Trifecta' grip on #MedMj in Arizona today.

Write to your State Senators and State Representatives over the Internet today and have your voice be heard.

Thank you,

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Due to a labyrinth of government regulations and costs, today's common medical patient is virtually devoid of healing phyto-cannabinoids and other beneficial terpenes globally for no other reason than his or her current residential address.


Unconstitutional


"When residing 25 miles extant of a state legalized dispensary"

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Restricting access to medicine ...

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