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October 7th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Demi Bang October 07, 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 – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Bureau now offers a test that will allow labs to distinguish between hemp and marijuana in accordance with Nebraska State Statues...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

South Dakota New Approach South Dakota, a campaign group advocating to get a medical marijuana legalization measure on the November 2020 ballot...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.

Alabama – Thursday, October 3rd 2019, the Medical Cannabis Study Commission held its third meeting. The Commission has been tasked...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Iowa – A new push to decriminalize marijuana in the city of Davenport is underway, as the city borders the state...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Tennessee – The state’s Bureau of Investigation has announced a new policy that will make it prohibitively difficult for prosecutors...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Texas– The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Compassionate Use Program began accepting applications...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. WeeklyUpdatesImageOCT7

Arizona – A group of businesses has united to oppose the initiative being circulated to legalize marijuana in Arizona for recreational use...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Arkansas – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge held a law enforcement summit in Benton on October 1, 2019...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – Make It Legal Florida, a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana backed by medical marijuana operators MedMen and Surterra...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Illinois – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on October 1, 2019, released the application...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland – One company may have lost its chance to participate in Maryland's fast-growing medical marijuana industry...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Missouri – Missourians who obtain authorized medical cannabis treatments no longer have to worry about losing their welfare benefits ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey – Cannabis company Curaleaf sold its Bellmawr medical marijuana dispensary for $1.7 million...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico – Three cannabis cultivation companies – G&G Genetics, Sacred Garden and Ultra Health – joined together in filing a lawsuit ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Pennsylvania – The state’s medical marijuana program is experiencing a shortage of supply, especially for dry leaf or “flower”...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah – The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a lawsuit challenging the legislature’s replacement of Proposition 2 to go back to state court...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 – The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has voted 5-0 to remove the state’s top alcohol and marijuana regulator...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.

District of Columbia (D.C.) – CD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently issued an order that allows city workers to use cannabis when...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – State officials have released step-by-step instructions on how to apply for licenses for marijuana-related businesses and events...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oregon – Governor Kate Brown on Friday, October 4, 2019  issued a 180-day ban on sales of all flavored e-cigarettes with...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Washington – After marijuana became legal for adults in Washington State, fewer adolescents in the largest metropolitan county...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

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