Medical Marijuana Retail Facilities (Watch)

Medical Marijuana Retail Facilities (Watch)

HB 1053 (DuBose) and SB 1336 (Thurston) create medical marijuana retail facilities (MMRF) and allow for licensed MMRFs to dispense and deliver medical marijuana acquired from licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTC). The bills specify that licensed MMTCs may contract with up to 10 MMRFs per license for the dispensing and delivery of medical marijuana, and that MMRFs cannot be owned by anyone with a significant interest in a MMTC.  The bills authorize cities to ban MMRFs, or if they choose not to do so, any adopted regulations cannot be more restrictive than what is currently in place for pharmacies. (Cook)