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October 14th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Demi Bang October 14, 2019

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.

Nebraska – Organizers are pushing to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. A volunteer coordinator from Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws ...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 – A week into opening the application process for medical cannabis dispensaries to apply for permits in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Wisconsin – A bipartisan medical cannabis bill was introduced to the Wisconsin legislature on September 20, 2019...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. WeeklyUpdatesImageOCT14

Arizona – The “To Legalize or Not?” panel at Phoenix’s Juniper Library on October 5, 2019 was billed as a chance for the public...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas – Sales of medical cannabis in Arkansas continue at a strong pace, totaling $12.35 million ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – The Financial Impact Estimating Conference, a state panel responsible for creating an economic analysis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – When marijuana shops open their doors to the public in January 2020, shoppers at the back of the line might notice...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland – Medical cannabis cultivation company Culta is getting ready to harvest the east coast’s first outdoor crop of cannabis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Mexico – New Mexico regulators are requiring marijuana vape products to be labeled with a warning in the midst...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York – A majority of New York residents believe that marijuana should be legalized for adult use in the state...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio – State regulators have fined a medical marijuana company $300,000 for failing to get approval for a change in ownership...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma – Hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans are now medical marijuana patients, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Pennsylvania – A little over two dozen employees at medical marijuana company Pennsylvania Medical Solutions are becoming the state’s...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 – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that paves the way for parents in some California school districts to bring medical cannabis...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California – The first-ever cannabis cafe in the U.S. has officially opened in Los Angeles. The Lowell Cafe declared an end...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado – Medical and recreational dispensaries accounted for over $173.2 million in sales in August 2019, Department Of Revenue data shows...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

District of Columbia (D.C.) – D.C’s efforts for enacting recreational marijuana sales are slowly declining...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine – Maine is on track to commence adult-use cannabis sales by March 2020, the Associated Press reports...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts – The Cannabis Control Commission on October 10, 2019 unanimously approved licenses for four companies that will...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – Just over 51 percent of Michigan's 1,773 cities, townships and other municipalities have notified the state as of Oct. 4 that they have passed ordinances or other rules opting...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada – Gov. Steve Sisolak says he is “outraged” that a foreign national set out to get into Nevada’s legal marijuana business by...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon – Cannabis retailers will need to pull their flavored vaping products by Tuesday, October 15th, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission decided...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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