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April 29th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Ella Young April 29, 2019

Movement for Marijuana Legalization

 As states continue to introduce legislation and initiatives to legalize marijuana and open marijuana business opportunities, the Dispensary Permits team will keep you informed with our Marijuana Weekly Updates. If you missed last week’s updates, you can view them here. Since then, the following legislation has been introduced:

 

Dry States

The following states do not have any laws allowing for medical or recreational use of marijuana.

 Idaho – In Idaho, a proposed medical marijuana ballot initiative would allow registered patients with a specified "debilitating medical condition," from cancer to chronic pain, to access medical ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

CBD Program

The following states introduced legislation to allow qualified patients to possess and consume cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative.

 Alabama – An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 South Carolina – The state Senate’s Medical Affairs Committee, was expected to vote on April 25, 2019 on whether to advance the Compassionate Care Act ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Mississippi – A campaign to get this medical marijuana initiative on the general election ballot next year known as Medical Marijuana 2020 has collected more than 90,000 ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Tennessee – The leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives, House Speaker Glen Casada (R), released the results of a survey he conducted of his constituents ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Texas – House Bill 62 to decriminalize marijuana was amended late on April 26, 2019. The bill was scheduled to be heard on the House floor ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

Medical Marijuana

The following states introduced legislation to allow qualified patients to possess and consume medical marijuana.

Arkansas – With the initial start date of the medical marijuana program in Arkansas now as close as May 12, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Health said ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. WeeklyUpdatesImageAPRIL29

 Rhode Island– Rhode Island medical marijuana regulators are preparing for home delivery, which has been a plan for the state’s medical marijuana program ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Missouri – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) stated in a news release on April 26, 2019 the number of medical marijuana facilities that ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 New Hampshire – A bill to allow patients in New Hampshire's therapeutic cannabis program to grow their own medical cannabis has advanced from ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 New Jersey – Three legislative sources told NJ Cannabis Insider that discussions have started on separating the pair of linked medical and legalization bills, SB 10 and SB 2703 ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 North Dakota Governor Burgum signed multiple bills into law on April 23, 2019 which made changes to the state’s medical marijuana program, effective ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 West Virginia – The state Treasurer's Office announced on April 25, 2019 that it had released a request for proposal in search of institutions that want to provide banking services for the state’s medical ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

Recreational Marijuana

The following states introduced legislation to allow individuals 21 years of age and older to possess and consume marijuana.

 California – Senate Bill 625, initiated by Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill in February 2019, passed unanimously in the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is strengthening language that prohibits operators from controlling more than the allowed number of ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Maine – Maine released its long-awaited draft rules about its adult-use cannabis program late on April 26, 2019, announcing a plan that would limit licenses to residents ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Michigan – Employees of licensed medical marijuana growers Green Peak and High Life farms rallied at the capitol building on April 25, 2019, calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Nevada – A Nevada judge announced she will hear arguments next month on a bid by dozens of companies to freeze a second round of marijuana business licenses ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Washington – State Legislators in Washington passed several cannabis bills of interest to the marijuana industry in the final days of the legislative session that concludes ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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