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January 27, 2020 Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon January 27, 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.

Indiana — Some Indiana lawmakers are pushing to decriminalize small amounts of...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Idaho — A new bill filed by an Idaho senator would decriminalize possession of currently illegal drugs in...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 bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has been filed in the Kentucky...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

South Carolina — The medical marijuana debate is set to renew at the South Carolina State House...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Tennessee — New legislation filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would allow for the sale of marijuana...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 — Virginia senators advanced a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the state on Thursday...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Wisconsin — The governor of Wisconsin called out state lawmakers on Wednesday for declining to pass...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.

Connecticut — Top Connecticut lawmakers said on Thursday that legalizing marijuana will be a legislative priority...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Georgia — Georgia officials want the public’s feedback on medical marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — Missouri officials on Friday revealed the long-anticipated list of businesses that will...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Montana — A second effort to legalize cannabis in Montana was filed with the Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Hampshire — New Hampshire legislators are starting work on a dozen marijuana bills filed for the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo included marijuana legalization in his budget proposal on Tuesday...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — A point-of-sale system in the cannabis industry announced the information of more than...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — Oklahoma native Travis Kirkpatrick was named the new director of the Oklahoma Medical...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Pennsylvania — It's been almost a year since people could start purchasing medical marijuana in...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Rhode Island — The House Judiciary Committee held a bill focused on managing medical marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

West Virginia — Delegate Sammi Brown says she hopes to introduce a bill she calls the...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.

Alaska — Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California — California lawmakers on Friday revived a proposal to temporarily cut taxes on marijuana to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates

Illinois — Chicago is still dealing with some hurdles in the new recreational marijuana...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts — Massachusetts lawmakers on Friday advanced a bill that would put stricter requirements on...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon — Marijuana sales in Oregon along the state's border with Idaho are booming, according to the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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