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March 4th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Faith Fidura March 05, 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 – Thirteen bills that would have allowed for medical marijuana, or other uses for marijuana, all missed ...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

South Carolina – The Compassionate Care Act was discussed by the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Texas –  Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana hosted a Texas Veteran Lobby Day on February 25, 2019 in conjunction ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Virginia – According to a release issued by the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), ...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 – Senate Bill 440, filed by Sen. Cecile Bledsoe on February 26, 2019, would ban the consumption, manufacture ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Connecticut – Lawmakers are considering three adult-use legalization bills so far this session: HB 6863SB 744 and HB 5595, which is the ...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. 

Hawaii – A bill that would decriminalize marijuana in Hawaii was unanimously approved by a key House committee on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – Rep. Carol Ammons has introduced a marijuana legalization bill. If passed, House Bill 902 would legalize the ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Louisiana – Louisiana's state agriculture department gave LSU permission to expand its medical marijuana-growing operations on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland On February 28, 2019, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission posted an update regarding their ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Minnesota – Bipartisan legislation introduced in the state Senate would allow hemp farmers to sell their product to in-state ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Missouri – The Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to collect input on the rule-making process for Missouri’s ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Hampshire – New Hampshire’s House gave preliminary approval on February 27, 2019 to a bill that would legalize ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

North Dakota – North Dakota's Senate will consider several bills this week to change the state's medical marijuana law ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma – On March 1, 2019, the Oklahoma House voted 93-5 in favor of a bill known as the Unity Bill, which ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

West Virginia – The West Virginia House of Delegates voted to approve House Bill 2079 on March 27, 2019. The bill ...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 – A California Senate panel advanced a bill on February 27, 2019 to prevent thousands of marijuana companies ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on March 1, 2019 to abolish the volunteer board that ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Vermont – Senate Bill 54, a bill to tax-and-regulate marijuana sales in the state, was approved by the state Senate ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

  

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