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May 27th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Faith Fidura May 27, 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.

Kansas – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed into law Bill 2244 that would allow profoundly ill people who have been ...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.

Alabama –  After the House Rules Chairman said the Senate-passed medical marijuana bill (Senate Bill 236) wouldn't advance ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds is running out of time to act on House Bill 372, which expand Iowa’s media marijuana ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

TexasHouse Bill 3703, a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, is expected to pass out of the state legislature ...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 – Arkansas’s first dispensary, Doctor’s Orders RX, is currently being sued for the name. Doctor's Orders Pharmacy ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. WeeklyUpdatesImageMAY27

Delaware – Last summer, House Bill 110, a bill to legalize recreational marijuana was turned down. After a year, the bill ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – Illinois lawmakers have publicly filed the long-awaited marijuana legalization bill text for Senate Bill 7. If passed, the bill ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Louisiana – The Senate committee advanced a bill that would allow patients to administer cannabis via inhaler on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Missouri A press release posted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on May 24, 2019 announced that ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Montana – The governor has signed Senate Bill 265 into law, a major reform to Montana’s medical marijuana system. Senate ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Jersey – A bill to further expand the state’s medical marijuana program is quickly advancing through the state ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

North Dakota – Strive Life of Grand Forks, North Dakota became the second dispensary to open in the state last ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah – A legal challenge to the medical marijuana compromise bill that Utah lawmakers passed last year will now take ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

West Virginia – During the special session on May 20, 2019, lawmakers passed a medical marijuana vertical integration ...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 state Senate voted 35 to 1 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to pass Senate Bill 51 that would allow entities ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado – Medical marijuana will soon be a legal alternative to opioid prescriptions in Colorado. Governor Jared Polis signed ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Maine – The Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) held a public hearing to gather input on the draft rules that will govern the ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission greenlighted the first large-scale acquisition under its ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Nevada – Attorneys for numerous Nevada marijuana businesses began a multiday hearing before a judge on May 24, 2019 to ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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