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December 2nd Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon December 02, 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:

CBD Program

The following states introduced legislation to allow qualified patients to possess and consume cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative.

Georgia — To offer the public an opportunity to understand Georgia's new medical marijuana law, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta...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 – Medical marijuana dispensaries will have until the middle of next year to open to the public before the Arkansas...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — With recreational marijuana advocates working to get two separate initiatives on the November 2020 ballot, opponents have...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — More than 21,000 people in Missouri have been approved to use medical marijuana since enrollment began at the end of...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey — Gov. Phil Murphy has changed course, saying he now backs marijuana decriminalization since lawmakers have...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — After winter weather delayed a November 22, 2019 hearing on regulators' proposed changes to New Mexico’s medical...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

North Dakota — North Dakota’s pardon advisory board took a significant step Wednesday in wiping criminal records clean for 26 people...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 — The amount of back taxes owed by Alaska marijuana companies has topped more than $1 million. The Outpost at...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California — Escalating a legal battle with California cities and counties over where marijuana can be sold, state officials are intervening...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado — Authorities in Colorado issued a warning to consumers of possibly contaminated and potentially moldy marijuana that...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan — Legal recreational sales began in the state on December 1, 2019. A handful of shops, mostly in Ann Arbor, were approved to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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