This week’s update highlights important advancements of legislation in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Delaware, and additional important movements in Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois and other states.
Representative Lynn Williams (D- HD 135) says, “Support for the issues around Maine’s medical marijuana program crosses many lines: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Greens; Downeast, Southern and Northern Maine; rural and urban; twenty-somethings, retirees and all in-between. Medical marijuana is bringing Maine together even among those who have no involvement with it.”
This week’s update highlights important legislative advancements in New Hampshire and Minnesota, focuses on several upcoming hearings, and provides updates on several other important bills moving forward across the country as well as an update on Nebraska and Arkansas’ ballot initiative efforts.
Here is NORML’s weekly update on state legislative activity in Maryland, Vermont, Utah, South Dakota, Alabama, Ohio, Washington, Nebraska, Colorado, Maine, Hawaii, California, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Arizona.
Here is NORML’s weekly update on state legislative activity in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Maine voters initially approved the legalization of cannabis sales in November 2016 by passing a statewide initiative, but lawmakers – led by former Republican Gov. Paul LePage – repeatedly took steps to delay the law’s implementation.
The annual revenues related to medical cannabis now totals more than the total revenues generated by the sales of blueberries, maple syrup, apples, herring, and oysters combined.