Weekly Legislative Updates On Active Cannabis Bills From All 50 States

As the cannabis industry anxiously awaits direction from the White House, it appears that states are not going to be as patient. As more states move forward with cannabis bills, we’ll continue providing relevant updates on the latest cannabis laws and legislation that affect our industry and your business. Something we missed? Let us know here and we’ll make sure to include it in next week’s update!


Results of the 2018 Primary Elections:

The following states have legalized Medical Cannabis: Missouri (Amendment 2), Utah (Prop. 2), 

The following states have legalized Adult-Use Cannabis: Michigan (Proposal 1)

A bill has been introduced in New York, SB 9189, relates to providing insurance coverage for medical marijuana users.

Senate Bill 2275 has progressed in Illinois, creating marijuana legalization Referendum Act. Requiring the State Board of Elections to cause a statewide question to be submitted on opinions of legalization in the state.

November 12

A partisan bill in Texas has been introduced, proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. Read more about SJR8.

  • House Bill 63 was also introduced, relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marijuana and an exception to prosecution for possession. – As well as SB156 .
  • House Bill 122 – Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana.
  • House Bill 209 – Authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use for qualifying patients; also for licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities.

November 16

AB 3506, introduced Nov. 7 in New York, enacts the “Marihuana regulation and taxation act”; makes technical changes regarding the definition of marihuana; relates to the qualification of certain consumption, display, production or distribution of marijuana.

November 21

Lawmakers in New Jersey have introduced and progressed a bill to legalize cannabis in the state. S2730 would legalize possession and personal use of an ounce or less of cannabis by adults.

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