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December 9th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon December 09, 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.

Idaho — Proponents of an initiative to legalize medical marijuana will bring a statewide signature campaign to ...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.

Mississippi — A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from the House and Senate sent a letter to the Justice Department on Friday, December 6, 2019 requesting ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Wyoming— A Wyoming tribe is looking to hemp and medical marijuana as potential ways to bolster the Wind River Reservation economy and treat ...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.

Maryland — New medical marijuana products will soon be available in Maryland. Cannabis edibles, like cookies, brownies and various ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Minnesota— On December 2, 2019, Minnesota regulators added chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration to the list of ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — The Missouri Department of Health announced on December 5, 2019 that medical marijuana dispensary licenses will be...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Hampshire — Both branches in the Legislature have little appetite for bills expanding marijuana use as two Senate panels issued...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey — New Jersey is set to make its biggest move yet toward legalizing marijuana. And new details on the plan have been...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — Earlier this year, New Mexico legislators and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham overhauled the state’s medical cannabis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

North Dakota —North Dakota activists submitted a measure to legalize marijuana for adult use to state officials on December...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 board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted Wednesday, December 4, 2019, to fire the director it shares with...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was lauded in May 2019 when he signed into law legislation allowing outside money to be invested...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a follow-up bill to the initial marijuana legalization law on December 4, 2019 and took questions about...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — Maine’s path to legalized sales of marijuana has cleared a major hurdle with the state making applications for retail businesses...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan — Northern Michigan will get its first recreational marijuana shop at 9 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 when Lit Provisioning Center opens...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada — Nevada regulators issued a press release alleging that products tested at Certified Ag Labs “may be labeled incorrectly and could...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Vermont — Vermont's attorney general wants the state to get out of legal limbo. Vermont allows marijuana, but there's still no legal...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

 

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