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January 13, 2020 Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon January 13, 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.

Alabama — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall told legislators this week in a letter that he opposes a proposal to legalize and regulate...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 measure to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi has officially qualified for the November ballot. Four months after...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Tennessee — Tennessee state Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) is reintroducing a bill that would allow for the use of...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Virginia — Virginia’s governor used his annual State of the Commonwealth speech on January 8, 2020 to call on lawmakers to...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 — Arizona has two campaigns seeking to legalize adult-use marijuana via ballot initiative. Both are working on collecting...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas — Supporters of cannabis law reform in Arkansas are trying to make it the first state in the South to legalize for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — In a deluge of briefs filed on January 6th, the Florida House, Senate, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released their list of applicant ranks and scores for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Hampshire — The New Hampshire House approved a pair of bills on January 8, 2020 to make medical marijuana available...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — An Albuquerque-based attorney, who also serves in the state Senate, wants a judge to weigh-in on whether...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 8, 2020 highlighted adult-use cannabis legalization as one of his 2020...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — Governor Mike DeWine recently revealed he is opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana in Ohio. In an interview...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 — It's been a week since recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois, and those looking to start a business in the industry...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — Maine’s biggest city won’t vote on its marijuana regulations until at least March – the same month that state officials are...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates

Michigan — Michigan began accepting applications for recreational marijuana businesses November 1, 2019. The Detroit City Council voted...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Vermont — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan joined a group of legislative leaders in calling for recreational marijuana sales to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Washington — The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board will work in the new decade to encourage compliance with the state’s...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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