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July 1st Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Ella Young July 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

Idaho - Backers of a proposed medical marijuana initiative filed a new version with the state on June 25, 2019, after their earlier one was short of the 20 valid signatures...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.

Wisconsin – Days after a medical marijuana plan was rejected, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he wants to debate the issue this fall even though it would be extremely...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.

Arizona – An audit of Arizona’s medical marijuana program found several inconsistencies with how the Department ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Delaware – Two medical marijuana bills are currently waiting to be considered in the Delaware General Assembly ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Hawaii – Hawaii Governor David Ige, who has at times expressed serious concerns about marijuana policy reform, announced ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland – A Maryland General Assembly task force began its work June 25, 2019 on studying the possible legalization of ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Montana – Montana now has more than 34,400 medical marijuana cardholders, recently surpassing the peak of just over 31,500 ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 New Hampshire – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed legislation on June 25, 2019 that would have opened the state’s heavily regulated medical marijuana industry to ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 New Jersey – The Department of Health has removed their previous Request for Applications (RFA) for additional ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 New Mexico – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is launching a new effort to craft legislation that could legalize recreational marijuana ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Ohio – Over 42,000 medical marijuana patients in Ohio have registered since the program launched in January, but ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Oklahoma – One year after Oklahoma voters surpassed expectations with 57-percent in support of State Question 788, the state has likely ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Rhode Island – The House of Representatives voted to pass a 2020 budget proposal of nearly $10 million. The proposal includes ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Utah – The Utah Senate has confirmed seven physicians for its medical marijuana Compassionate Use Board ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 West Virginia – Allison Adler, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Health, has confirmed it may take the state up to ...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 – California cannabis retailers are starting to charge brands for shelf space in dispensaries. Some retailers in San Diego and Los Angeles...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the marijuana legalization bill into law on June 25, 2019, making Illinois the 11th state to legalize recreational ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine – Governor Janet Mills signed proposed recreational marijuana rules into law on June 27, 2019 to put Maine on track to launch ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts – Massachusetts regulators gave preliminary approval to rules that would permit marijuana cafes and delivery services ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon – The current surplus level in Oregon is so large that it would take at least 6 years for the 4 million residents of the state ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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