Medical Marijuana Dispensaries open in Ohio
On January 16, 2019, medical marijuana dispensaries started opening in Ohio with more slated to open in the near future. The program was adopted over two years ago and this marks the first time patients can legally obtain cannabis in the state.
Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana for Adult Use Passes in Vermont Senate
A bill to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use passed in the Vermont Senate on February 28, 2019 with a veto-proof majority (23-5). The bill is slated to receive one more vote in the Senate before going to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Virginia Medical Cannabis Program to Expand
A bill to expand Virginia’s medical cannabis program is heading to the governor after passing in the Senate. The law would allow pharmaceutical processors to distribute therapeutic-strength medical cannabis products in the state.
Bill Approved to End Marijuana Prohibition in New Hampshire
On February 27, 2019, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to end marijuana prohibition and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older in New Hampshire. The bill will now be sent to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration.
Medical Marijuana Goes into effect in Arkansas
Medical Marijuana cards officially went into effect on February 15, 2019 in Arkansas despite marijuana not being legally available in the state. Many dispensaries have been awarded licenses but must pass final inspections in order to open. Cultivators hope to have marijuana legally available in April of 2019.
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