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August 26th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Ella Young August 26, 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.


South Dakota – The South Dakota attorney general filed an official explanation of a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana on  ...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 – Texas lawmakers may have accidentally decriminalized marijuana in a large area of the state, while legalizing hemp during their past ...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.

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Arkansas – Medical marijuana sales have skyrocketed to $6 million as dispensaries have begun operating since ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – A new study states that Florida ranks among the highest in the country in terms of marijuana industry ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Louisiana – With Louisiana’s established medical marijuana program under way, the president of GB Sciences Louisiana, John Davis, stated ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates. 

Missouri – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has collected over $13 million dollars in fees related ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico – Regulators in New Mexico will cap licensed medical marijuana cultivators to 1,750 mature cannabis plants ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Oklahoma – When Senate Bill 1030 was signed into law in May 2019, it primarily focused on zoning rules, however ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Pennsylvania – Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona based cannabis company, has decided with regulators to drop two permits ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah – In a bill set to be introduced for a special session of the Utah State Legislature, the state may no longer control the sale of ...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 – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is appointing Bruce Shulte, a marijuana advocate, back to the state cannabis ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California – California public health authorities are investigating 21 cases of severe lung disease that appear to be connected to vaping unlicensed ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – State officials will be hosting five sessions in September 2019 to explain the online license application process for potential ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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