In an effort to hear what the public thinks about the proposed recreational cannabis regulations, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is traveling from county to county to gather feedback.
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With the clock ticking on the implementation of medical marijuana in North Dakota, county officials are examining the potential issues that may arise.
SALEM, Ore., Oct. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The first distributions of state marijuana tax revenues—totaling nearly $85 million—are on their way to the State School Fund; the Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services Account; the Oregon State Police (OSP); the Oregon Health Authority (OHA); and Oregon’s cities and counties. All distributions will be complete by October 11, 2017.
Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.
With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.
Only 18 of Michigan’s 83 counties applied for money to enforce the medical marijuana law and educate the public about how it works.
Oregon is certainly setting a high bar for what a profitable and well-regulated recreational market could look like for the industry; however, there are still a few features of the market in Washington that recreational customers have an appetite for that remains to be filled.
As Maryland prepares to implement its medical marijuana program, questions about the new policy still persist among local and county officials in the state. At a recent Maryland Association of Counties meeting, one of the topics that received the most interest was the subject of zoning laws.
There was once upon a time when California was the model of cannabis reform. In 1996, California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana; and many expected the Golden State to be the first to legalize recreational marijuana.