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December 16th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon December 16, 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 — State Rep. Sue Errington offered two proposals on April 5, 2019, to legalize the use of medical marijuana...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 — Mississippi voters may see an initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the ballot in November 2020, pending...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Wisconsin — Two Republican lawmakers today announced legislation that could legalize medical marijuana for...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 — A proposed bill, HB 2049, by state Rep. Diego Espinoza would add opioid use disorder and autism spectrum…For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas — Arkansas posted impressive medical cannabis sales during the program’s first six months of operation, surpassing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Minnesota — The legalization push has a powerful new advocate who will be introducing a bill when the next legislative session...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey — New Jersey Assembly and Senate committees held hearings on Thursday December 12, 2019 to discuss...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — A public hearing has been delayed on a petition to open up New Mexico’s medical marijuana program...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — New York-based multistate marijuana operator Columbia Care is raising $35 million through the sale and...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is proposing rule changes for medical marijuana dispensaries to adapt...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — State Rep. Jim Olsen has introduced House Bill 2779, which would alter language regarding employment...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Rhode Island — Rhode Island has proposed changing state requirements for medical cannabis purchases by out of...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.

Maine — Marijuana businesses submitted 40 applications for conditional licenses to operate in Maine on the first...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts — Some legal states allow for marijuana home delivery, including those with the biggest marijuana markets, such...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan — In the first eight days of legal weed sales, $1.6 million of recreational marijuana was sold at the five retail shops...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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