Deadline Alert:Michigan Marijuana Facility Applications Due… Download an Application Now

January 20, 2020 Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon January 20, 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 — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling...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.

Kentucky — A resolution introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives is calling for expedited federal research on the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Mississippi — A number of state Mississippi physicians are pushing back after the State Board of Health decried a push to legalize...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Tennessee — A Tennessee bill proposed by Rep. Rick Staples would allow individual counties to decide whether the growing, processing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Texas — 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.

Virginia — A marijuana decriminalization bill is the center of a debate among reform advocates in Virginia. Advocates dressed in black ...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.

Florida — Pointing to a “narrow time frame” for meeting petition-signature requirements, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Hawaii — Low-level marijuana possession is no longer punishable by the threat of jail time in Hawaii. On Saturday, a cannabis reform bill...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland — Medical marijuana produced more than $10 million in tax revenue for Maryland in FY 2019 – exceeding the amount of money the industry...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Minnesota — A new audit of Minnesota's medical cannabis program sheds light on several shortcomings by the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — Missouri activists are gearing up for a push to put marijuana legalization on the state’s November ballot. A proposed...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Montana — Activists in Montana submitted a ballot initiative on Monday January 13, 2020 that seeks to legalize marijuana. New Approach Montana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — A day after the governor of New Mexico formally included marijuana legalization in her 2020 legislative agenda, lawmakers have...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — Thursday, January 16, 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of sales of medical marijuana in Ohio. The state says about 78,000...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — Some GOP state legislators want to ban billboards advertising medical marijuana, prevent future dispensaries from being located...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Rhode Island — The governor of Rhode Island called for marijuana legalization through a state-run program on January 16, 2020, including...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Utah — The governor of Rhode Island called for marijuana legalization through a state-run program on January 16, 2020, including...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.

Colorado — Two Colorado lawmakers want to pass a law to protect workers who use marijuana when they’re off the clock. House Rep. Jovan Melton...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan — Recreational marijuana sales surpassed $10 million after six weeks of being legal in Michigan. The sales generated $1.7 million in new...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates

Nevada — A state-best $9.8 million in marijuana tax revenue was collected by Nevada in October 2019, according to the Nevada Department...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

Stay Updated On Marijuana Industry News, Legislation, And Business Opportunities Across The United States With Our Marijuana Weekly Updates Subscription.cdn.shopify.comsfiles112322700productsmarijuanawweklyupdates_1024x1024-1

The Marijuana Industry gets more and more complicated by the minute. Make sure you’re in-the-know! Be the first to know when a state introduces or changes marijuana program legislation, and/or presents an opportunity for you to open a marijuana business. With this yearly subscription you will receive:

  • A weekly newsletter (up to four newsletters a month) sent directly to your email on a weekly basis, that will include details on all marijuana legislation updates and associated business opportunities
  • Dispensary Permits industry expert’s opinion and commentary on what the updates mean
  • Recommendations for applicable next steps in each associated marijuana market

Subscribe Now