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Under the bill, it would still be illegal to smoke or ingest marijuana in a public place. Violators would be subject to a penalty of $100.
The bill would also allow licensed businesses to sell the drug, related products and accessories. There would be restrictions on how many establishments would be allowed in a certain area. Local governments could still prohibit businesses.
Licensed businesses under this bill would not be allowed to make sales between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. or to anyone visibly intoxicated.
HB 1117 lays out noncriminal penalties for minors caught with marijuana. A first offense would include a penalty of at least $200 but less than $400. The penalties would increase with each subsequent offense.
The bill says it does not exempt anyone from laws prohibiting operating vehicles under the influence.