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January 6th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon January 06, 2020

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 — The governor of Kansas announced that she’d likely sign a bill to legalize marijuana in the state if lawmakers sent one 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.

Texas — It’s been more than six months since Texas lawmakers legalized hemp and unintentionally disrupted marijuana...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 — MedMen, one of several large-scale cannabis retailers that have bankrolled Arizona’s 2020 campaign for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas — Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas reached $28.13 million since the program launched in May, the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Georgia — The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission held its first meeting on December 18, 2019 to begin...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — Organizers behind an effort to place a marijuana legalization measure before Florida voters this November are suing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — A southwest Missouri family that saw its application to grow medical marijuana rejected by the state is now suing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — New Mexico Rep. Javier Martinez will pre-file an adult-use cannabis legalization bill in the coming days that incorporates...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — The New York City Cannabis Industry Association, or NYCCIA, will play an advocacy role in the legislative...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

North Dakota — The number of patients in North Dakota who are registered to receive medical marijuana has grown steadily along...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reports 46 opened dispensaries have sold $56 million in product through...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah — A recreational marijuana dispensary opened on December 30, 2019 in a northeastern Nevada border city known for its...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.

California — In 2020, California passengers will not be able to smoke marijuana in any moving vehicle. Current law did not allow...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado — Among the state laws that went into effect on January 1st are two new marijuana laws – both of which will still...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois — The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has now approved all 21 cultivation centers to grow cannabis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts — Recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts raked in more than $420 million in sales in the first full...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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