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July 22nd Marijuana Weekly Updates: States to Watch for Marijuana Legalization

by Ella Young July 22, 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: 

Medical Marijuana

The following states introduced legislation to allow qualified patients to possess and consume medical marijuana.

Florida – On July 16, 2019, a lawyer for the Florida House of Representatives told a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal that House leaders should be able to participate in the lawsuit that was ruled ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Louisiana – According to state-licensed grower GB Sciences’ Vice President John Davis, medical marijuana could finally be available for purchase to registered patients in ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Maryland – Morgan State University, a historically black university in Baltimore, has been selected by the commission to manage an independent review of ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Minnesota – A recently formed political committee will try to make the economic case for legalizing adult-use cannabis in ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Missouri – Seven businesses have submitted their solicitations for a contract to score the applications of hundreds of medical marijuana state’s ...For information on WeeklyUpdatesImageJULY22this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Hampshire – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed a medical marijuana bill last week that would have eliminated the requirement that a patient ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Jersey – The state Department of Health began accepting applications for additional Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New Mexico – Patient enrollment has increased by nearly 10 percent since the beginning of ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

New York – One of the first medical marijuana companies to be licensed in New York, Vireo Health, announced the launch of same-day ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Utah – Utah officials have selected eight companies to grow the state’s first legal medical cannabis crop ...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 Marijuana Industry Association hosted a call-in regarding marijuana tax on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

California – A new audit by California’s Department of Finance found the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)’s “current status and location of personnel is not sustainable...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Massachusetts – As it continues to build out the nation’s first statewide cannabis social equity program, the Cannabis Control Commission ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Michigan – The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency selected 19 communities that have above-average rates of marijuana arrests and high rates...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Nevada – The current hearing regarding an injunction to stop Nevada’s retail marijuana licensing process recessed on July 18, 2019 and will not pick up again ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

Washington – Problems with the software release for the Washington state cannabis traceability system persist, as state regulators on ...For information on this state update, subscribe to our Marijuana Weekly Updates.

 

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