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March 11th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Faith Fidura March 11, 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 – A new cannabis advocacy group, Idaho Cannabis Coalition, has filed a medical marijuana and industrial hemp ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Nebraska – A petition to get medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot in Nebraska is officially available for voters to ...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 HB 324 to legalize a low-THC medical marijuana program in the state passed the Georgia House and is now ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Iowa –  An Iowa House Panel voted to advance HSB 244 to remove a percentage cap on the amount of THC that ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Kentucky – The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee voted 16-1 to advance HB 136 to legalize a comprehensive medical ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Texas – Rep. Stephanie Klick, who helped create the state's current medical marijuana program, introduced a bill on March 7, 2019 to ...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 – The Arizona Senate unanimously passed SB 1494 on March 6, 2019, which would require the Arizona Department ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis has given the Legislature until March 15, 2019 to end Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana. SB 182 to ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Florida – Miami Rep. Michael Grieco and Orlando Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith introduced two bills in tandem to the Florida House ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. WeeklyUpdatesImageMARCH11

Hawaii – A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Hawaii died in the State Legislature last week. According to ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Louisiana – LSU AgCenter coordinator Ashley Mullens sent a letter on March 1, 2019 to the state Agriculture Department stating ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Hampshire – A public hearing on HB 481 to legalize and regulate marijuana in the state is scheduled for ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Mexico New Mexico’s House of Representatives voted 36-34 on March 7, 2019 to pass House Bill 356 to legalize marijuana ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Oklahoma – The Unity Bill, a bill to provide an extensive medical marijuana regulatory framework, passed the ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

West Virginia – The West Virginia Senate passed HB 2538 in a 29-4 vote on March 5, 2019. The bill addresses banking ...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.

Alaska – Alaska may soon allow for on-site consumption of cannabis at specially authorized locations. The state’s ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California – There are 58 bills pending before the California Legislature in 2019 that include the word “cannabis” or ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Colorado – On March 4, 2019, the Colorado House Finance Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1090, titled ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – Michigan regulators are getting ready to enforce a March 31, 2019 deadline to close about 50 unlicensed ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

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