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October 21st Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Demi Bang October 21, 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.

Kansas – Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson says his office will no longer file criminal cases for simple marijuana possession...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nebraska – Two men who argued opposite policies on legalizing medical marijuana changed few minds on the issue during Thursday October 17, 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. WeeklyUpdatesImageOCT21

Arizona – Large-scale cannabis dispensary corporations including Harvest, CuraLeaf, and MedMen continue to provide...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas – Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are fast approaching the one ton mark with a total value of nearly $14 million...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – Atlanta-based Blue Dream Industries is selling two Florida licenses to grow, cultivate and sell medical marijuana, for about...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Hawaii – Hawaii health officials said they will “strictly enforce” a law prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries from selling ­­vape cartridges made with...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – Pam Althoff, executive director of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois, said she anticipates a...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland – The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission will hire an independent firm to investigate concerns about...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

New Jersey – A group of governors representing states across the Northeast convened on Thursday October 17, 2019 for a...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico– A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham published recommendations for legalization in a proposal unveiled...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Ohio – Monthly growth in patient rolls and sales for Ohio's medical marijuana program picked up in September, according to...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Pennsylvania – Two Pennsylvania state senators introduced Senate Bill 350 on Tuesday, October 15, 2019...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah – Medical cannabis advocates have won a round in court in their lawsuit challenging the legislature’s replacement of Proposition 2...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 signed several cannabis-related bills on October 12, 2019 that, among other things...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Colorado – The largest marijuana grower in Colorado, Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms, disclosed it lost millions of dollars during...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine – According to the Maine Medical Association, any Maine resident who is a registered medical marijuana patient doesn't legally...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada – Nevada officials have begun to crack down on marijuana businesses amid allegations of possible corruption and...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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