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July 15th Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Ella Young July 15, 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:

CBD Program

The following states introduced legislation to allow qualified patients to possess and consume cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative.

Iowa – A small group of lawmakers met at the Statehouse on July 11, 2019 to work on creating off-season committees ...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 group this week announced plans to file two ballot petitions that would legalize recreational marijuana and allow low-level cannabis offenders to seek expungement of their ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Florida – The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that Florida’s vertical integration of medical marijuana business licenses and current capping of the number of business licenses goes against Amendment 2 ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Hawaii – On June 9 2019, Hawaii decriminalized marijuana with the passing of HB 1383. The new law removes the possibility of jail time ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

WeeklyUpdatesImageJULY15 Montana – Montana may see dueling ballot initiatives for recreational marijuana legalization, as two different campaign groups have begun efforts to get the issue ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Ohio – Two companies have been called out by the state for allegedly lying on their medical marijuana business license applications and violating rules for the state's ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Oklahoma – Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is taking steps to implement statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session to the state’s ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 Pennsylvania – On July 11, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health added anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list ...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 – A California cannabis company and two of its executives face federal criminal charges for dumping 1,500 pounds of toxic ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maine – Local municipalities have begun opting in to allowing recreational marijuana businesses within their ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada – Former Department of Taxation Executive Director Deonne Contine was questioned in Clark County District Court on July 11, 2019 regarding the state’s marijuana ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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