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HB 1896 - Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks - Missouri Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (124-21) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that requires the employees of medical marijuana businesses to submit their fingerprints for criminal background checks, and prohibits marijuana edibles from being shaped like fruit, animals, or humans.

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  • Classifies any drug product in finished dosage formulation that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that contains cannabidiol derived from cannabis and no more than 0.1 percent residual tetrahydro cannabinols, as a Schedule V substance (Sec. 195.017).

  • Prohibits any edible marijuana-infused product, packaging, or logo sold in Missouri from being designed in the shape of a human, animal, or fruit, including realistic, artistic, caricature, or cartoon renderings (Sec. 195.805).

  • Requires each package, or packages within a package, containing an edible marijuana-infused product with ten or more milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) to be stamped with a universal symbol for such products, including (Sec. 195.805):

    • A diamond containing the letters “THC”;

    • The letter “M” located under the “THC” within the diamond, to signify that the product is for medical purposes; and

    • The number of milligrams of THC in the package.

  • Requires the department to promulgate rules and regulations prohibiting edible marijuana-infused products designed to appeal to persons under 18 years of age (Sec. 195.805).

  • Requires all officers, managers, contractors, employees, and other support staff of licensed or certified medical marijuana facilities, and all owners of such medical marijuana facilities who will have access to the facilities or to the facilities’ medical marijuana, to submit fingerprints to the Missouri state highway patrol for the purpose of conducting a state and federal fingerprint-based criminal background check (Sec. 195.815).

  • Specifies that a person commits the offense of unlawful sale, distribution, or purchase of over-the-counter methamphetamine precursor drugs if they knowingly (Sec. 579.060):

    • Sell, distribute, dispense, or otherwise provide any number of packages of any drug product containing detectable amounts of ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or pseudoephedrine, orany of their salts, optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers, in a total amount greater than 43.2 grams to the same individual within a 12-month period, unless the amount is dispensed, sold, or distributed pursuant to a valid prescription; or

    • Purchase, receive, or otherwise acquire within a 12-month period any number of packages of any drug product containing any detectable amount of ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or pseudoephedrine, or any of their salts or optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers in a total amount greater than 43.2 grams, without regard to the number of transactions, unless the amount is purchased, received, or acquired pursuant to a valid prescription.

  • Specifies that a person commits the offense of trafficking drugs in the first degree if, except otherwise authorized, such person knowingly distributes, delivers, manufactures, produces or attempts to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce (Sec. 579.065):

    • One gram or more of flunitrazepam for the first offense;

    • Any amount of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid for the first offense; or

    • More than 10 milligrams of fentanyl or carfentanil, or any derivative thereof, or any combination thereof, or any compound, mixture, or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, or their optical isomers or analogues.

  • Classifies the offense of trafficking drugs in the first degree as a class A felony if the quantity involved is (Sec. 579.065):

    • One more gram or more of flunitrazepam for a second or subsequent offense;

    • Any amount of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid for a second or subsequent offense; or

    • 20 milligrams or more of fentanyl or carfentanil, or any derivative thereof, or any combination thereof, or any compound, mixture, or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, or their optical isomers or analogues.

  • Specifies that a person commits the offense of trafficking drugs in the second degree if, except otherwise authorized, such person knowingly possesses or has under their control, purchases or attempts to purchase, or brings into the state more than 10 milligrams of fentanyl or carfentanil, or any derivative thereof, or any combination thereof, or any compound, mixture, or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, or their optical isomers or analogues (Sec. 579.068).

  • Classifies the offense of trafficking drugs in the second degree as a class B felony if the quantity involved is 20 milligrams or more of fentanyl or carfentanil, or any derivative thereof, or any combination thereof, or any compound, mixture, or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, or their optical isomers or analogues (Sec. 579.068).

  • Classifies the offense of drug trafficking in the second degree as a class C felony for the first offense and a class B felony for any second or subsequent offense for the trafficking of less than one gram of flunitrazepam (Sec. 579.068).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-2) -

Title: Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (137-11) -

Title: Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks

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