Home » Legislation » Has the legislature preempted local laws on illegal drugs?

Translate

Categories

Archives

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Has the legislature preempted local laws on illegal drugs?

Marijuana? Likely yes! Meth? No. It all depends on if the drug qualifies as seed or the product of seed.

SB 863, passed to head off local regulation of genetically modified agricultural products, expressly prohibits local governments from enacting or enforcing:

“. . . any local laws or measures for regulating the display, distribution, growing, harvesting, labeling, marketing, mixing, notification of use, planting, possession, processing, registration, storage, transportation or use of agricultural seed, flower seed, nursery seed or vegetable seed or products of agricultural seed, flower seed, nursery seed or vegetable seed.”

Marijuana and cocaine both appear to fall within this prohibition as they are grown from seed or are plant derived.  Meth on the other hand is purely the product of chemistry, so is unprotected.  Talk about unintended consequences!

The bill is accessible here!