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Tagged With: Regulate

Wisconsin: Bill Filed To Regulate Marijuana Possession, Use, Sales

Legislation is pending for the 2017-2018 legislative session to regulate the use, growing, and distribution of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), permits adults to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis, and to possess marijuana-related paraphernalia. It also establishes regulations for the commercial production … Continue reading »

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Vermont: Legislation Pending to Tax and Regulate the Sale of Marijuana

Rep. Samuel Young has introduced H. 490 to regulate the commercial and retail marijuana market. H. 490 establishes a regulated system whereby adults may legally obtain marijuana from state-licensed retail providers and sellers. Statewide polling reports that a majority of Vermont voters support legalizing and regulating marijuana. According to a RAND Corporation study, regulating the commercial … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measures Introduced To Regulate Marijuana Retail Sales

Arizona Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation to permit the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana for adults. House Bill 2003 would regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures also permit individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal use.  Arizona‚Äôs penalties pertaining to … Continue reading »

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Connecticut: Senate President Pro Tem Introduces Measure To Regulate Cannabis Possession and Commerce

Senate legislation has been prefiled for the 2017 legislative session to regulate the personal use and retail sale of marijuana by adults. Proposed bill 339 seeks to establish regulations regarding the licensed production and sale of cannabis. Additional legislation specific to regulating the adult use of marijuana is also expected to be introduced soon in … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senate Resolution To Regulate Marijuana Tabled

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation, Senate Joint Resolution 2, which sought to permit the personal cultivation and retail sale of marijuana.  Members of the Senate Rules Committee voted in February to pass the measure. It was then assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which failed to take further action on the measure prior … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Legislation To Regulate Marijuana

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation, Assembly Bill 224, to legalize and regulate the adult possession and use of marijuana in Wisconsin. Full text of the bill is here.  Annually, state and local police make some 16,000 marijuana possession arrests. The state ranks 19th in the nation in per capita marijuana possession arrests. Under state law, … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measures To Regulate Marijuana Retail Sales Tabled

House lawmakers failed to act on legislation to permit the personal cultivation and retail sale of marijuana by adults. House Bill 2006 and HB 2406 both sought to regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures would have also permitted individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal … Continue reading »

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Connecticut: Lawmakers Table Measures To Regulate Cannabis Possession and Commerce

Two separate House bills were introduced this session to regulate the personal use and retail sale of marijuana by adults. Proposed Bill 5209, reintroduced by Rep. Juan Candelaria and colleagues, sought to establish regulations regarding the adult possession, licensed production and sale of cannabis. A separate, more detailed measure, proposed bill 5236, similarly sought to permit … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Measure To Regulate Hemp Commerce

Lawmakers failed to act this session on legislation, House Bill 773, to regulate the cultivation and promotion of industrial hemp. The legislation would have established policies and procedures to allow for the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp if/when federal law permits such activity. Members of Congress have previously approved language in the omnibus federal Farm … Continue reading »

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