Friday, August 12, 2022

Business

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has reportedly submitted...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referendums: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has submitted more...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has submitted more...

Oklahoma: Advocates Turn in Signatures to Place Adult-Use Legalization Measure on November Ballot

Representatives with the group Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws have turned in over 164,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office in an effort to place a binding, statewide marijuana legalization initiative (State Question 820) on the November ballot....

Cannabis Lounges become legal in Nevada

While Nevada legalized marijuana, it was not legal to smoke cannabis anywhere outside of a private residence. That left lots of tourists out of the loop, and left with no good options but to break the law when consuming...

State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Arizona House Bill  2050 amends state law so that  honorably discharged veterans who have lived in Arizona for one year will no longer need to pay the...

SAFE Banking Omitted from Scaled Back Version of America COMPETES Act

Despite being previously approved by the US House of Representatives, provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act — which allows banks and other financial institutions to more easily provide services to state-licensed marijuana-related businesses —...

DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests

Federal law enforcement agents and their partners seized over 5.5 million cultivated marijuana plants and made more than 6,600 marijuana-related arrests in 2021, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.  According to figures published in the...

Analysis: Cannabis Retailers Drive Economic Growth, Are Not Magnets for Crime

Licensed cannabis businesses stimulate economic growth and are not magnets for crime, according to an analysis commissioned by the city of Sacramento, California. Researchers assessed the impact of licensed cannabis businesses in the city of Sacramento. Consistent with prior studies, investigators...

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Legislation Temporarily Halting Any Further Expansion of State’s Medical Cannabis Industry

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation into law (House Bill 3208) imposing a moratorium on the issuance of any new cannabis business licenses. As per the new law, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will cease processing applications received for...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation (S. 3096) into law that seeks to promote greater diversity among those...
- Advertisement -