REFERENCE TITLE: medical marijuana fund; use





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session





HCR 2044


Introduced by

Representatives Roberts: Carroll, Finchem, Thorpe





Enacting and ordering the submission to the people of a measure relating to medical marijuana.





Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:

1.  Under the power of the referendum, as vested in the Legislature, the following measure, relating to medical marijuana, is enacted to become valid as a law if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:



Amending section 36‑2817, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to medical marijuana.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 36-2817, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE36-2817.  Medical marijuana fund; private donations; use

A.  The medical marijuana fund is established consisting of fees collected, civil penalties imposed and private donations received under this chapter.  The department shall administer the fund.  Monies in the fund are continuously appropriated.

B.  The director of the department may accept and spend private grants, gifts, donations, contributions and devises to assist in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

C.  Monies in the medical marijuana fund shall be allocated and used as follows:

1.  Fifty percent of the monies shall be used to administer and enforce this chapter.

2.  Fifty percent of the monies shall be transferred to the state department of corrections to pay for substance use disorder treatment beds and mental health beds.

C.  D.  Monies in the medical marijuana fund do not revert to the state general fund at the end of a fiscal year. END_STATUTE

2.  The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona.