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March 9, 2020 Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon March 09, 2020

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.

Nebraska — Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana is working on a petition to make Nebraska the...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 — A $27.4 billion mid-year budget covering state spending through the end of June...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Kentucky — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky that passed the state House by a...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Tennessee — House and Senate lawmakers are taking vastly different approaches on a bill that...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Texas — The results of a new poll of likely Texas Democratic primary voters show wide support...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 local hospital system Valleywise Health has issued a new drug policy that allows...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Connecticut — A key Connecticut committee held a lengthy hearing on March 2, 2020 about...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — Florida's medical marijuana program could become more restrictive if the state's...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Hawaii — The Hawaii Senate passed a bill on March 3, 2020 that would remove the threat of being...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Louisiana — A Louisiana lawmaker wants to let individual cities vote on legalizing and regulating...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland — Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher (D-Montgomery) on Thursday urged a panel of lawmakers...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — Despite hours of testimony in recent weeks from state regulators, Missouri lawmakers...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Montana — Despite passing a bill that promises to stabilize Montana’s haphazard medical marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey — Despite the steady growth in New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program, breaking..For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Mexico — After a legalization bill died in committee during the 2020 session, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) indicated on Thursday, March 5th 2020, that the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — A new campaign, Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, was filed with the state attorney...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — A third constitutional initiative petition has been filed seeking to legalize recreational...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Rhode Island — The final version of new medical marijuana regulations by Gov. Gina Raimondo’s...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah — Dragonfly Wellness, Utah’s first medical marijuana pharmacy, had 16 customers. On the...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.

Illinois — Recreational marijuana customers spent almost $35 million at Illinois dispensaries in...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — Maine officials now predict the state’s first adult-use cannabis operator will open for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates

Michigan — Maine officials now predict the state’s first adult-use cannabis operator will open for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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