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March 2, 2020 Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Sarah Cawthon March 02, 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 legislators aren’t ready to declare that marijuana possession never should be a...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.

Georgia — A Lithonia lawmaker wants to explore financing options to help minority businesses...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Mississippi — Mississippi voters could see multiple proposals to legalize medical marijuana on the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety is almost ready to roll out its long-awaited lab test to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Wisconsin — On Saturday February 8, 2020, Shepherd Express hosted the first ever annual Wisconsin...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.

Arkansas — An Arkansas judge blocked the state Tuesday from issuing more licenses to sell medical...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida — Veterans are pushing back against a proposal backed by House leaders that would limit the amount...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Hawaii — Some workers in Hawaii who test positive for marijuana during drug tests would no longer face...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland — Lawmakers in Maryland are hoping to make it easier for schoolchildren. House Bill 617 would...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri — A bill proposed to the Missouri House of Representatives would require all employees in the...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico — New Mexico has stopped issuing medical marijuana enrollment cards to people who live...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York — Norman Birenbaum, the new cannabis policy guru for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, described legalizing...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio — Marijuana reform advocates in Ohio are working to put a marijuana legalization measure before...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma — The Oklahoma state Senate voted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 to approve a bill that...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Utah — The Utah Department of Health began accepting applications for patient medical cannabis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

West Virginia — The West Virginia Senate has approved a medical cannabis reform bill that grants access ...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 — California’s largest marijuana association, the California Cannabis Industry Association...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado — A Denver-based company hopes to be the state’s first to study the effects of marijuana on...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates

Illinois — Illinois is trying to diversify the state’s new cannabis industry. The Illinois Department of...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine — Maine wants to “harmonize” its medical and adult-use marijuana programs, but small growers...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada — State officials issued another marijuana health advisory regarding products that were on...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Vermont — Vermont lawmakers have given the initial green light for a legal market for...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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