SB 110-19: Marijuana Regulatory Act (Failed)
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« on: August 10, 2022, 01:30:50 PM »
« edited: September 01, 2022, 01:56:37 PM by PPT Spark »

Marijuana Regulatory Act

Section 1. Title
1. This legislation shall be named the Marijuana Regulatory Act.

Section 2. High for Hours Act repeal
1. The High for Hours Act is hereby repealed in its entirety.
2. A region, locality, or municipality, may regulate the amount of marijuana as it deems necessary to ensure the public welfare. An amount of 1 ounce or less shall be deemed insufficient for regulation.

Section 3. Enactment
1. This legislation shall go into effect exactly (10) days after passage.

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 01:35:16 PM »

This bill's aim is simple. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of marijuana legalization for both medical and recreational use. But I thought the High for Hours Act took things a little too far. This unlimited freedom for residents granted too much leeway for disturbances to occur in neighborhoods.

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 03:10:05 PM »

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.

So at present, federal law prohibits localities from regulating this as well?
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 04:33:59 PM »

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.

So at present, federal law prohibits localities from regulating this as well?

Well the High for Hours Act gives unlimited autonomy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 05:48:49 AM »

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.

So at present, federal law prohibits localities from regulating this as well?

IIRC the High For Hours Act bans Regional caps on the number of home grown plants.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 08:11:33 AM »

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.

So at present, federal law prohibits localities from regulating this as well?

IIRC the High For Hours Act bans Regional caps on the number of home grown plants.

Indeed, this is precisely the reason it needs to be regulated.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2022, 04:27:21 PM »

I don't see an issue with this unless the high for hours act does more
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2022, 12:07:32 AM »

I support this legislation, even if I wish it'd go further
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2022, 02:09:48 AM »

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.

So at present, federal law prohibits localities from regulating this as well?

IIRC the High For Hours Act bans Regional caps on the number of home grown plants.

Would that extend as far as to cause the issue mentioned regarding "over-growing into adjacent property"?
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2022, 11:28:09 PM »

yeah, not sure what the idea is here. Nothing limits, say, the number of flowers grown on your property (aside from tyrannical HOAs but that's another story), but if that starts overgrowing into your neighbor's yard I'm pretty sure it's accepted that you have to be the one to pay for any cleanup they want to do with it. Maybe I'm wrong, idk.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2022, 03:02:58 AM »

I'm not gonna see my legacy trashed with this bill. It's not the government's business how much marijuana you grow or don't grow end of story.

It could pose a safety and health risk for neighbors living next to a citizen who has an overgrown swath of a marijuana garden that can easily pour over into someone else's backyard. Not to mention the fire hazard it poses that becomes detrimental to the surrounding environment.
Then you should deal with it the same way as if a neighbor's tree is dropping pinecones into your yard or has an out-of-control blackberry bush. No need for the feds to jump in here.

And, if I'm reading this act right, this would not only allow regulation of marijuana plant quantity but also the amount of finished product you own? So this goes a lot further than just limiting overgrown patches of plants.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2022, 10:23:10 PM »

I think the issue more with unregulated private growing of marijuana is that people could try to sell it and who knows what they'd put in it, whether it be lacing it with drugs or something else. Frankly, I'm skeptical of marijuana legalization to begin with, but also I'm skeptical of anyone being allowed to sell it other than heavily regulated private corporations or the government (though I feel nationalized marijuana would run into problems if some career bureaucrats turned out to be corrupt). Personally, I think the issue of legalization itself should be sent back to the regions rather than forcing a "one size fits all approach."

So a minor amendment:
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Marijuana Regulatory Act

Section 1. Title
1. This legislation shall be named the Marijuana Regulatory Act.

Section 2. High for Hours Act repeal
1. The High for Hours Act is hereby repealed in its entirety.
2. A region, locality, or municipality, may regulate the amount of marijuana as it deems necessary to ensure the public welfare. An amount of 1 ounce or less shall be deemed insufficient for regulation. the usage, sale, and consumption of marijuana in any way that it desires.

Section 3. Enactment
1. This legislation shall go into effect exactly (10) days after passage.

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2022, 08:58:47 AM »

24 hours to object to the amendment.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2022, 09:20:10 AM »

Objection
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2022, 12:33:00 PM »

Amendment goes to a vote for 96 hours.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2022, 12:37:46 PM »

No
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2022, 12:38:39 PM »

Aye
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2022, 12:39:11 PM »

Nay
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2022, 01:03:27 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2022, 01:20:54 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2022, 03:57:15 PM »

Nay
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2022, 03:58:35 PM »

Nay
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2022, 07:24:08 AM »

nay
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2022, 03:28:47 PM »

Aye for the reasons S019 said. Each Region should decide. Just like how the South decided to put the right to grow and consume marijuana in our bill of rights.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2022, 05:57:01 PM »

Nay. regulations are fine. amendment allows a region to outright ban marijuana
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