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HF 265

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2019 04:26pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a section to
article XIII; allowing individuals 21 years of age or older to consume and possess
cannabis and cannabis-infused products; requiring regulation of cannabis for
commercial purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
new text end

new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the amendment
is adopted, a section shall be added to article XIII, to read:
new text end

new text begin Sec. 13. new text end

new text begin (a) It is not unlawful and it shall not be an offense under law or be a basis for
seizure or forfeiture of assets under law for a person who is 21 years of age or older to:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess, use, purchase, or transport cannabis, cannabis accessories, or cannabis-infused
products;
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new text begin (2) possess, grow, process, or transport for personal use no more than 12 cannabis plants,
with six or fewer being mature, flowering cannabis plants, provided that the cannabis
produced from the plant is not made available for sale;
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new text begin (3) consume cannabis, provided that the cannabis is not consumed openly in public
except in a manner as provided by law; and
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new text begin (4) transfer an amount of cannabis as prescribed by law without remuneration to a person
who is 21 years of age or older.
new text end

new text begin (b) The legislature shall prescribe by law a manner to license and regulate the cultivation,
manufacturing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, displaying, possessing, and
selling of cannabis and cannabis-infused products for commercial purposes.
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new text begin (c) It is unlawful to cultivate, manufacture, harvest, process, package, transport, display,
possess, or sell cannabis or cannabis-infused products for commercial purposes without
having first obtained a valid license as prescribed by law.
new text end

new text begin (d) It is unlawful to sell or transfer cannabis, a cannabis-infused product, or a cannabis
accessory to any person who is under the age of 21 years, except that medical cannabis may
be sold or transferred to a person under the age of 21, as prescribed by law.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
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new text begin (a) The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2020 general election.
The question submitted must be:
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new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to allow a person who is 21 years of age
or older to personally possess, use, and grow cannabis and to possess cannabis-infused
products, and to require the legislature to prescribe by law a manner to license and regulate
the commercial sale of cannabis and cannabis-infused products?
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new text begin (b) The title required under Minnesota Statutes, section 204D.15, subdivision 1, for the
question submitted to the people under paragraph (a) shall be: "Personal Use and Regulation
of Cannabis."
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new text begin Yes .
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new text begin No .
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new text begin "
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