D.C. Act 24-469. Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022.
To amend, on an emergency basis, the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 to allow individuals 21 years of age and older to self-certify that they are utilizing cannabis for medical purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022".
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:
(a) Section 3(c)(1)(A) (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.02(c)(1)(A)) is amended to read as follows:
"(A) Obtained a signed, written recommendation from an authorized practitioner within the last 2 years in accordance with
(b) Section 6 (D.C. Official Code § 7-1671.05) is amended as follows:
(1) Paragraph (1)(B)(ii) is amended by striking the semicolon and inserting the phrase ", unless the patient self-certified as provided in section 3(c)(1)(A);" in its place.
(2) A new paragraph (3A) is added to read as follows:
"(3A) Be permitted to issue nontransferable temporary registration identification cards that expire after 30 days to registered persons, which may be presented to and used by law enforcement to confirm whether a person is authorized to possess medical marijuana or paraphernalia;".
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.
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)).