D.C. Law 21-146. Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Expansion Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-146. Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Expansion Temporary Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend, on a temporary basis, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 to allow a holder of a cultivation center registration that owns or has a valid lease for the real property adjacent to its existing cultivation center to expand its facility into that adjacent real property for purposes of increasing production of marijuana plants, not to exceed the authorized limit, and to increase the number of living plants a cultivation center may possess at any time to 1000.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Expansion Temporary Amendment Act of 2016".

Sec. 2. The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999, effective July 27, 2010 (D.C. Law 18-210; D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:

Note § 7-1671.01

(a) Section 2 (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.01) is amended by adding a new paragraph (1A) to read as follows:

"(1A) "Adjacent" means located within the same physical structure as, and is abutting, adjoining, bordering, touching, contiguous to, or otherwise physically meeting.".

Note § 7-1671.06

(b) Section 7 (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.06) is amended as follows:

(1) Subsection (d) is amended by adding a new paragraph (4) to read as follows:

"(4) The Mayor may approve the holder of a cultivation center registration that also owns, or has a valid lease for, real property adjacent to its existing cultivation center to physically expand the registered cultivation center into that adjacent real property for the purpose of increasing production of marijuana plants, not to exceed the limit permitted under this act.".

(2) Subsection (e)(2) is amended by striking the number "500" and inserting the number "1000" in its place.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

(a) 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), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.