The Vermont state House of Representatives has blocked consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
Lawmakers in the House refused to take up the bill late Wednesday during a special veto session.
The measure won approval in the Senate on a voice vote earlier in the day, and Senate negotiators said they had reached a deal with Republican Gov. Phil Scott on the measure. But the House refused to agree to suspend legislative rules so the measure could have been considered during this veto session.
Vermont’s legislature can take up the bill when lawmakers return in January and it
The Massachusetts House of Representatives on late Wednesday approved a bill that would repeal and replace the adult-use marijuana law voters passed last November and would more than double the tax rate and require that cannabis business employees be fingerprinted in the process.
The state Senate must now work on its own version of the recreational cannabis bill. Once it’s passed, both chambers must then negotiate a compromise bill they hope to send to the governor by July 1.
The House bill, which passed 126-28, calls for:
Raising the tax on retail cannabis sales from 12% to 28%.
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The measure, which nearly made the 2016 ballot, is backed by Oklahomans for Health. The measure’s certification was first reported by Tulsa’s Fox 23 News.
The group collected enough valid signatures last year to qualify for a statewide vote but was thwarted by a dispute with the attorney general’s office over the wording of the ballot measure title. The dispute lasted past the 2016 election
PNC Bank – the sixth-largest financial institution in the United States – has closed Marijuana Policy Project’s accounts, a move that underscores worries the Trump administration will try to interfere with state-licensed medical and recreational cannabis programs.
The move is especially noteworthy because non-plant-touching cannabis organizations like MPP – which is a nonprofit cannabis advocacy group – have generally had an easier time opening bank accounts.
The Pittsburgh-based bank told MPP Chief Financial Officer Nick Field in May it planned to close the accounts July 7, The Washington Post reported. The reason: An account audit showed that MPP
New York’s five medical cannabis licensees are a signature away from being able to serve patients that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The state legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would add PTSD to the qualifying conditions list for medical marijuana in the state. The bill heads now to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, “where its fate is uncertain,” the New York Daily News reported.
Marijuana Policy Project lauded the move, saying that “state lawmakers are standing up for thousands of New Yorkers” that have been diagnosed with the ailment.
South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is drafting the application and regulations governing farmers who want to grow and sell hemp under a pilot program aimed at developing new markets for the plant. The program stems from a bill signed into law in May, with the new rules set to take effect
Recreational marijuana sales in Nevada may not begin next month after all.
A judge on Tuesday extended a temporary order that prevents the state from issuing distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin recreational sales July 1.
Carson City District Judge James Wilson wrote in an 11-page ruling that the ballot measure voters approved in November dictates that licensed alcohol wholesalers have exclusive rights to marijuana distribution licenses for 18 months.
That exclusivity was the crux of a lawsuit the wholesalers filed to stop the state from issuing the licenses.
Under the deal, Australia-based MGC Pharmaceuticals will grow and process cannabis at its cultivation and extraction sites in Europe and then wholesale the products to Mikro+Polo, according to the Business News of Western Australia. In turn, Mikro – based in Maribor, Slovenia – will distribute MGC’s medical cannabis products in Slovenia, Croatia and