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December 30th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon December 30, 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.

Indiana — Efforts to reform Indiana’s cannabis laws are already underway for the 2020 legislative session. Sen. Karen Tallian filed...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

South Dakota — A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in South Dakota has qualified for the 2020...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 — An official panel created by the Alabama legislature is recommending that the state legalize medical marijuana. Twelve of the...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.

Missouri — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning 60 applicants for cultivation facilities sought ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey — The state Department of Health must halt its review of nearly 150 applicants to operate new medical marijuana businesses...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — Among the 15 new hires announced Monday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, one stood out for stakeholders in the marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

North Dakota — Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved Legalize ND's petition, which would change state law to allow for people over...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — A year into Ohio’s legal medical marijuana industry the state has seen growth in the number of dispensaries, a drop...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — Organizers of the now-withdrawn petition aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in Oklahoma, announced...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

West Virginia — Legal medical cannabis products will eventually be coming to West Virginia, and there is a lot of interest in...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.

Illinois — Illinois cannabis retailers are thrilled at the prospect of large crowds of customers and high demand at...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — A lack of testing facilities is threatening to slow the rollout of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Maine. The state is requiring...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada— A marijuana testing lab has been fined $70,000 for engaging in “unsound testing practices” that led to it producing inaccurate...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon — Oregon is renowned for its craft beer and increasingly for its high-grade marijuana, but the state is keeping the two...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Vermont — During a Thursday press conference in which House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D) and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

 

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