2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Coyner
Underage Cannabis Use Prevention Programs

Item 311 #4h

Item 311 #4h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $2,500,000 GF

Page 395, line 20, strike "$163,049,824" and insert "$165,549,824".

Page 401, after line 1, insert:

"NN. Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support Community Service Boards' (CSB) programs for the prevention of underage cannabis use. This funding will be ongoing until such time as revenues from retail cannabis sales are made available for this purpose."


(This amendment provides $2.5 million the second year from the general fund to support Community Service Boards (CSB) in their efforts to prevent underage cannabis use. With the legalization of simple possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use in the 2021 General Assembly Session, a portion of the revenue from retail sales was designated to cannabis prevention and treatment programs. With retail sales on hold, CSBs do not have the funds to develop and engage the prevention programs. The proposed funding would provide every CSB the ability to support one position to support the prevention of underage cannabis use or any resources needed to implement the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention six step model until revenue from retail cannabis sales are available.)