RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
Requires the department of health and licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to provide aggregated de-identified data to the department of business, economic development, and tourism upon request. Amends various definitions and provisions relating to medical marijuana dispensary background checks, operations, paraphernalia, transport, and testing. Provides that advanced practice registered nurses may certify patients for medical marijuana use. Excludes dispensaries from enterprise zone tax exemptions. Specifies the application and non-application of the Internal Revenue Code to expenses related to the production and sale of medical marijuana and manufactured marijuana products for state income tax purposes. Clarifies that amounts received for the sale of marijuana or manufactured marijuana products are not exempt from the state general excise tax. Establishes definition of marijuana “plant”. Amends definition of “enclosed indoor facility.” Clarifies which medical marijuana dispensary licensees and applicants are subject to background checks. Allows the University of Hawaii to establish medical marijuana testing and research programs that qualify as commercial enterprises to provide testing services for medical marijuana dispensaries. Establishes a legislative oversight working group. (CD1)