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

by Sarah Cawthon November 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.

South Dakota — Supporters of marijuana legalization in South Dakota have turned in their petitions for two separate...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 — A commission studying medical marijuana heard pros and cons at an Alabama State House hearing on November 7, 2019 and began...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Georgia — A new law that allows companies to grow and sell medical marijuana in Georgia for the first time has been stalled since...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Kentucky — House Bill 136 is Kentucky’s best chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And after gathering momentum throughout...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 — Arizona’s medical marijuana program is going high tech. Beginning December 1, 2019, the state will stop issuing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas — It’s been 6 months since the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Arkansas. According to the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — Two citizens initiatives that would legalize recreational marijuana in Florida are still far away from gathering...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland — Shortly after the ban on smoking medical marijuana was lifted, the House is now considering a proposal that would ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Louisiana — Following more than a year of confusion between the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland — This fall 2019, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy launched the first program in the country to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — On November 4, 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a proposed rule governing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — Two New York State departments filed an amendment on November 6, 2019 that would allow medical marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — A Madison County judge has struck down a state law granting minority-owned medical marijuana businesses a leg up...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 — An Alaska cannabis business is under investigation for allegedly using dangerous pesticides on marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California — California has suspended 394 marijuana business permits in a move that critics say will temporarily reduce the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado — Columbia Care, a company involved in the cannabis industry on two continents, on November 5, 2019 bought...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — The Office of Marijuana Policy, which will oversee roll out of the adult-use market, will begin taking testing lab...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts — Medical marijuana users are on track to regain access to vaping products starting next week after...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan — A total of seven cities in Michigan voted to keep recreational marijuana businesses out of their borders during...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada — Nevada’s process for awarding marijuana business licenses could be improved, but the latest round was adequate...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Washington — Washington State University researchers and Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) will partner to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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