To amend, on an emergency basis, due to congressional review, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998 to expand the definition of a qualifying medical condition to allow physicians to determine whether a patient would benefit from medical marijuana treatment and to increase the number of living plants a medical marijuana cultivation center can possess at any time.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Expansion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015".
Sec. 2. The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998, effective February 25, 2010 (D.C. Law 13-315; D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:
Note § 7-1671.01
(a) Section 2(17) (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.01(17)) is amended to read as follows:
"(17) "Qualifying medical condition" means any condition for which treatment with medical marijuana would be beneficial, as determined by the patient's physician.".
Note § 7-1671.06
(b) Section 7(e)(2) (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.06(e)(2)) is amended by striking the number "95" and inserting the number "500" in its place.
Sec. 3. Applicability.
This act shall apply as of February 9, 2015.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report for the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014, enacted on November 12, 2014 (D.C. Act 20-474; 61 DCR 12119), as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(3)).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).