Highlights include: AK, AR, CA, CO, DE, IL, LA, ME, MA, MN, NH, NY, NV, NC, OK, VT, & WA.
Highlights in: CA, DE, LA, MD, MA, MT, NH, NC, ND, OK, SD, & WA.
Oklahomans who engage in marijuana-related activities, but who are not registered in the state’s medical program will continue to face some of the strictest penalties in the nation.
“Historically, when voters are provided the choice at the ballot box, they choose legalization and regulation. This has been the outcome not only in traditionally ‘blue’ states like California and Oregon, but also in traditionally ‘red’ states like Montana and Missouri.”
“[T]he mere use of marijuana carries none of the characteristics that the Nation’s history and tradition of firearms regulation supports,” the Court determined. “The mere use of marijuana does not indicate that someone is in fact dangerous” or has a “proclivity for violence.”
State Question 820 permits adults to legally possess and home-cultivate personal use qualities of cannabis while also establishing a licensed, retail marketplace.
Lawmakers in many states have started pre-filing marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
Oklahoma voters will decide on a citizens’ initiated measure (State Question 820) legalizing the adult-use marijuana market in a special election to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.