On Oct. 23, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives and Senate voted in a special session to approve LR 2395, a bill that would rewrite the Marijuana Legalization Act and pave the way for recreational marijuana sales. The measure will now go to the desk of Gov. Paul LePage, where it faces an uncertain future.
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Legalize Maine, the organization behind the Pine Tree State’s successful legalization initiative, has announced its opposition to a measure aimed at rewriting the state’s recreational marijuana laws.
As the Ohio Department of Commerce prepares to give licenses to medical marijuana growers, some entrepreneurs want the state to restrict licensees to only those who live in Ohio. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows the Department of Commerce to grant licenses to 12 large growing operations and 12 small growing operations.
MI Legalize is arguing a question about pot legalization should appear on Michigan’s November ballot, despite the state’s claim that some of the group’s petition signatures are out of date, according to an Aug. 7, 2016, article at Michigan Radio. State law requires signatures on petitions for ballot questions to be no older than 180 days, but some on this petition are.
On March 28, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health posted new guidance for patients registering for the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Oregon Joint Committee on Marijuana Legalization approved House Bill 4014, a bill that would repeal the state’s two-year residency requirement for licensed marijuana business applicants.
Representatives with the Oregon Cannabis Association visited the Oregon State Capitol in Salem last week to testify regarding residency requirements for marijuana growers and other issues in the marijuana community.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering rule changes that would allow more out-of-state financing in Washington’s cannabis industry. If adopted, the changes could go into effect as early as March 24.
On Dec. 1, 2015, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board adopted an amendment regarding license conditions for its final marijuana regulations, requiring business license applicants to be full-time residents of the state.
Since the passing of Measure 91 in Oregon, a number of other important measures have been passed that detail the way that the state’s path to recreational marijuana will unfold.
On May 6, 2015, Colorado legislators approved a measure that appears to ease restrictions on out-of-state investment in marijuana businesses.
Oregon’s recreational cannabis market will become legal on July 1, 2015, but some would-be entrepreneurs and investors still don’t even know if they are eligible to participate.