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April 8th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Faith Fidura April 08, 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.

Indiana – State Rep. Sue Errington offered two proposals on April 5, 2019, to legalize the use of medical marijuana ...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

Georgia – After appointing a conference committee in each chamber of legislature to work on drafting a compromise ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Kentucky –  Medical marijuana legislation failed to pass before Kentucky’s 2019 General Assembly concluded ...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 – The Medical Marijuana Commission adopted final rules on April 3, 2019 regarding the transportation of medical cannabis to licensed businesses across...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Florida – Shortly after the ban on smoking medical marijuana was lifted, the House is now considering a bill that would cap the strength of THC in smokable medical marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois –Senate Bill 7 is being referred to as a “shell bill” for marijuana legalization – a basic proposal to be amended with substantial language...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Michigan – Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borello will consider arguments during a hearing on April 9, 2019 regarding his decision...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Hampshire The New Hampshire House voted 200-163 on April 4, 2019 to pass HB 481 to legalize recreational marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Jersey – Governor Phil Murphy announced last week he’s giving the state Legislature until May 2019 to pass a pair of linked bills - one that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey and another that would expand...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico – On April 5, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan signed SB 406 into law which will make substantial changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, some of which will require new rules and regulations to be written by...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

North Dakota – The Division of Medical Marijuana received final scores from a review panel that evaluated dispensary applications for the Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown and...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 – The California Senate voted 32-4 on April 4, 2019 to pass Senate Bill 67, a bill that would allow the state to extend temporary marijuana business licenses until their official annual licenses...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado – The Colorado House approved House Bill 1090, titled “Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies”. If passed, ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon – The Senate Judiciary Committee moved forward a bill this week to empower the governor to enter into agreements with other states for the transportation and transfer...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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